Claremont BioSolutions has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue developing its fully integrated and portable point-of-care assay system for detecting Clostridium difficile infections and contamination.

Claremont will initially use the award, a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant, to further optimize and commercialize its disposable sample prep cartridge, which it claims can extract relevant nucleic acids in less than five minutes and in two to three steps.

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