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US Genomics Wins $7.5M Biodefense Government Contract for Pathogen Sensor

NEW YORK, May 10 (GenomeWeb News) - US Genomics has received a $7.5 million phase I contract from the US Department of Homeland Security Advanced Research Project Agency to develop a biological sensor, the company said today.

 

Under the 18-month contract, the company plans to develop a sensor for detecting and identifying airborne pathogens, based on its DNA mapping technology. This technology requires no amplification or use of pathogen-specific reagents, according to the Woburn, Mass.-based company.

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