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Arrayit Lands CDC Contract

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arrayit said today that it has won a competitive contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for use of the company's microarray platform for biothreat response technologies.

The CDC will use the Arrayit microarray manufacturing platform to create microarrays for use in combating infectious agents, such as viruses and bacteria, which could be used in terrorist attacks.

Financial terms of the contract were not released.

The Scan

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Wastewater Warning System

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Genome Biology Papers on Gastric Cancer Epimutations, BUTTERFLY, GUNC Tool

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