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Hologic Wins $4.1m To Advance Zika Blood Screen

Executive Summary

The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) recently granted $4.1m to Hologic to advance development of a blood screen to detect Zika in the blood supply. Also, lawmakers are asking more questions about readiness in the US for detecting emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism-related toxins.

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