NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Israeli biotech firm MeMed announced this week that it has won a €3 million ($3.3 million) grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise program.

According to Founder and CEO Eran Eden, the company will use the funds to develop a point-of-care version of its proteomic test to distinguish between viral and bacterial infections and to support a clinical study investigating the test's usefulness in diagnosing elderly patients with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs).

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India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

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