By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has landed a $2.4 million grant to work with university partners to develop biodefense-focused pathogen tests based on a platform from NanoString Technologies, LLNL said today.

The aim of the project funded by the National Institutes of Health's Partnerships for Biodefense program, is to develop assays for detecting a wide range of viral pathogens that could be used as bioweapons or which could arise unintentionally.

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