NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Department of Defense has awarded more than $23 million to three firms for the development of a platform and assays to detect biological warfare agents, the agency announced last week.

BioFire Diagnostics, Focus Diagnostics, and IQuum will share the $23.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award task order contract being awarded through the US Army to develop a US Food and Drug Administration-cleared diagnostic platform and related FDA-cleared biological warfare agent in vitro diagnostic assays.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.