NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Idaho Technology has won a $3.3 million grant from the US Air Force to further develop its FilmArray pathogen detection system and seek a CLIA waiver from the Food and Drug Administration, the company said today.

The funding from the Defense Threat Agency (DTRA), on behalf of the US Air Force Assistant Surgeon General, Modernization Directorate, will be used to develop a rapid test for a number of pathogens that cause infectious diseases.

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