UC-Boulder Wins $14.6M DARPA Contract for Integrated Microfluidic, Mass Spec Tech | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A research team at the University of Colorado, Boulder has received $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a system that will use microfluidics and mass spectrometry to determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents affect human cells.

The team at UC-Boulder's BioFrontiers Institute will use the cooperative agreement award to fund the Subcellular Pan-Omics for Advanced Rapid Threat Assessment (SPARTA) project, UC-Boulder said Tuesday.

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