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Xanthon Wins SBIR Grant from US Army to Research DNA Biosensor

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 - Xanthon has won a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the United States Army worth roughly $70,000 to research the feasibility of developing a portable electrochemical DNA biosensor, the company said.


The device would rely on electronic hybridization, fluidics, and electrochemical detection to "simultaneously detect and identify multiple nucleic acid determinants of a variety of pathogens," Xanthon said in a news release issued on Thursday.


"The successful development of a device as contemplated in this SBIR contract would have broad applications beyond military requirement," said Carole Golden, vice president of R&D at the Research Triangle Park, NC-based company.

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