By Ben Butkus

BioSample Solutions has received a $70,000 investment from a state economic-development agency to help it develop its new nucleic acid-extraction method for downstream amplification and clinical diagnostics, the company's founder said this week.

In addition, the Bethlehem, Pa.-based startup is collaborating with Sparton Medical Systems, the medical device division of electronics and manufacturing services firm Sparton, to automate the sample-prep method, PCR Insider has learned.

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