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By Justin Petrone

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco will use an $888,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid, pan-viral microarray diagnostic for category A-C biodefense pathogens.

Led by Charles Chiu, the director of the UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center, the team hopes the one-year grant will help them develop a quick, affordable assay that will be deployed in public-health laboratories for disease surveillance.

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