By Ben Butkus

Akonni Biosystems has received a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to integrate lateral flow strip technology with its PCR array-based respiratory pathogen assay, according to recently published grant information.

The eventual goal of the project, the company said, is to develop an automated point-of-care molecular testing device to identify hypervariable genomes across a panel of more than 30 common respiratory pathogens.

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