NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arizona State University's Bioedesign Institute today said that it is partnering with Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Sciences Solutions business on a US government-funded contract to develop molecular diagnostics for radiation exposure.

ASU said that the project has received $9 million in federal funding and will use Life Technologies' qPCR instruments to develop a multi-gene assay panel for measuring radiation exposure.

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