NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Diagnostics developer Diassess has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to support further development of a rapid, instrument-free gonorrhea test.

The funding, which totals $716,689 in the first year of a two-year grant, follows $707,926 in year-one Phase II SBIR funds awarded in June of last year for chlamydia assay development.

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