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Sandia to Use Arrayit’s Nanotech Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arrayit said today that Sandia National Laboratories will use the company’s nanotechnology platform to develop microarrays for use in anti-bioterror efforts.

Sandia Labs will use Arrayit’s nanoliter technology to develop microarrays, biosensors, and other sensor tools for use in detecting biological and chemical agents that could be part of a terrorism event.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Arrayit said that Sandia Labs, which is managed by Lockheed Martin, works with the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security on national security projects.

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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