NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lucigen today said it has been awarded a $2.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for influenza.

The grant, the largest SBIR award ever received by the Middleton, Wis.-based company, will go toward the development of a molecular test for influenza A and B and respiratory syncytial virus. It will be able to test multiple RNA pathogens, Lucigen said.

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