Molecular diagnostic company Wave 80 Biosciences has received Phase I Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institutes of Health to develop rapid sample prep to support chlamydia testing in low-resource settings.

The two-year grant, administered by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, provides $300,000 in the first year to develop solid phase RNA extraction, filtering, lysis, and binding to a porous polymer monolith, in order to extract nucleic acids from vaginal swabs or urine.

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