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US Genomics, Ionian, Others Receive $48M in Homeland Security Contracts

NEW YORK, April 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday that it will provide $48 million over 18 months to 14 contractors - among them US Genomics and Ionian Technologies - to create indoor and outdoor pathogen monitoring systems designed to guard against bioterrorist attacks. 

 

The contracts were awarded under the auspices of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency. In addition to Woburn, Mass.-based US Genomics and Upland, Calif.-based Ionian, the following companies received contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems, MicroFluidic System, Science Applications INtenrational, IQuum, Nanolytics, Sarnoff, Brimrose, JohnsHopkinsUniversity's Applied Physics Laboratory, Goodrich, Battelle Memorial Institute, Physical Sciences, and Research Triangle Institute.

 

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