This article has been updated from a previous version. The original article incorrectly said that the award was from a Virginia state agency.
 
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Commonwealth Biotechnologies said today that it has recently received approximately $2.35 million in new contracts related to forensic DNA sequence analysis and proteomics for pathogen detection.
 

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