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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Two research consortia will receive as much as $52.4 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue studies using structural genomics to characterize the structures of proteins from a number of dangerous bacterial, protozoan, and vir

Idaho Technology said this week that its Razor EX BioThreat Detection System has received approval and certification as an AOAC performance-tested method for detecting Bacillus anthracis spores collected from the air on filter or liquid matrices.

Using whole-genome sequencing and comparative genomics, a University of Maryland-led research team helped link Bacillus anthracis spores to a source lab following a series of anthrax attacks in the US in 2001.

The agreement provides Akonni access to nucleic acid sequences, primers, and probes for several important biothreat agents, which it will incorporate into molecular tests on its TruArray and TruSentry platforms.

The technology may enable a very stable diagnostic method to detect nucleic acids without using PCR, and has so far been demonstrated to detect anthrax.

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