NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Sample prep firm Ceres Nanosciences said yesterday that it has received $746,000 in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a urine-based tuberculosis test.

The test, which is aimed at diagnosing active pulmonary tuberculosis, will use Ceres' Nanotrap reagents, hydrogel nanoparticles functionalized with internal affinity baits to enrich target analytes for downstream analysis.

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