By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – 3M and Northrop Grumman are receiving funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop molecular diagnostics as countermeasures against biological weapons.

The awards are two of eight contracts that were announced by HHS' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority earlier this week that total more than $100 million. 3M will receive $6 million, while Northrop Grumman will get $9.8 million under the program.

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