NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The molecular diagnostics firm Micronics has reeled in two grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases totaling $1.2 million to develop nucleic-acid based diagnostic tests, the company said today.

Under one grant, the company will develop a test for mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus, and it will use another to develop a test for known and emerging respiratory infections.

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