NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Australian molecular diagnostics company Immunexpress Group today announced a A$982,707 (US$888,101) grant that it will use to further develop its PCR-based test for sepsis.

The grant comes from Commercialisation Australia, an Australian government initiative, and will go toward Immunexpress' A$2.2 million project to bring its whole blood qRT-PCR test called SeptiCyte Plus to market. The assay is for diagnosing sepsis "within a clinically relevant timeframe," the company said.

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