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NEW YORK – Qiagen said on Friday that it will receive $598,000 in funding from the US Department of Health and Human Services to develop a version of its QiaStat-Dx Respiratory Panel that will be able to differentiate the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from 21 other common respiratory pathogens.
 
The funding is being provided through a streamlined process called an easy broad agency announcement (EZ-BAA), which is managed by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response's (ASPR's) Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

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