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US Army Gives Luminex $300K Grant to Develop Bio-Defense Apps for xMAP

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The US Army's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Luminex $300,000 to develop its chip-scale xMAP technology for bio-defense applications, Luminex said today.
 
The grant covers a 12-month period and will be administered through the Department of the Army's US Army Research Office.
 
The xMAP technology is a bead-based flow cytometry product for multiplexing biological assays. It is designed to detects bio-pathogens on the scale of a microchip.  

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