Akonni Biosystems and non-profit research organization CUBRC have been awarded a $774,000 contract from the US Army to develop an automated sample-prep system for field-based biological threat-detection platforms, Akonni said today.

Under the contract, Akonni and CUBRC will develop a family of disposable, rapid, multi-analyte extraction and purification products using Akonni's TruTip technology for rapid solid-phase extraction of nucleic acids and proteins.

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