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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - Chembio Diagnostic Systems announced today that it has received a $550,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to develop point-of-care diagnostics for the Zika virus.

Medford, New York-based Chembio will use the grant to develop a Zika-specific assay for  its Dual Path Platform (DPP) technology, as well as a multiplex assay to detect the Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya viruses.

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