NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup Aldatu Biosciences this month received a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to finalize development of a novel qPCR-based platform for HIV drug-resistance testing in sub-Saharan Africa.

With the support of the direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company aims to develop a thermostablized version of the genotyping test, which it will initially launch in Botswana and Tanzania in partnership with research institutes and public health agencies in those nations.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

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