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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - HelixBind, a Marlborough, Massachusetts-based startup, recently became the first entity to receive funding for a molecular diagnostic testing system through CARB-X, an international group intent on combating antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

The HelixBind test system, called RaPID, uses a number of novel approaches, including peptide nucleic acid-, or PNA-based amplification to detect bloodstream infections, said David Steinmiller, the firm's chief business officer.

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