By Uduak Grace Thomas

Eureka Genomics has bagged a $750,000, two year Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate to build bioinformatics pipelines for detecting rare variants of Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax pathogen.

The privately held company received the funds after completing a six-month DHS Phase I contract worth $100,000.

Eureka expects to complete the second phase by June 2013.

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