By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MBio Diagnostics today said that it and its collaborators have received a five-year, $5.2 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid and inexpensive test for influenza.

The goal of the grant, awarded under NIH's Partnerships for Biodefense program, is to fund development of a nucleic acid-based test that provides the accuracy of laboratory-based molecular tests, but which will be easy to use, inexpensive, and can provide results quickly.

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