NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sample prep firm Ceres Nanosciences said this week it has received a $430,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development work on a saliva-based test for the Ebola virus.

The grant will fund feasibility studies investigating the usefulness of Ceres' Nanotrap technology for preparation of saliva samples upfront of both nucleic acid and protein-based assays for the disease. The studies will be conducted in collaboration with George Mason University and the US Army Medical Research Institutes of Infectious Diseases.

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