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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ontera today announced it has received a $982,593 contract from the US government's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop a molecular test for Zika at the point of care.

The funding will support development of a genotyping test to enable fast and accurate diagnosis of individuals infected with the Zika virus.

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