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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – HelixBind will receive up to $2 million in funding from public-private partnership CARB-X to develop antibacterial products and rapid diagnostics, the company announced today. 

The funding is for development of a culture-free diagnostic platform called RaPID and the first test to be implemented on the platform, a bloodstream infection (BSI) assay that aims to provide identification of pathogens and drug resistance within hours, directly from blood samples.

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