NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded Denver Health Medical Center and Accelerate Diagnostics a five-year, $5 million grant to develop a test for detecting common bacteria directly from blood, the company announced on Friday. 

The test will also be developed to detect antibiotic resistance and to provide results in less than three hours. The initial focus of the project will be on carbepenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, the partners said. 

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