NEW YORK (360Dx) – A point-of-care diagnostic test that could determine within minutes whether a patient has been infected with the bacterium that causes anthrax is moving forward in research and development with the support of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Under a three-year, $8.1 million contract, the HHS Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) will work with Seattle, Washington-based InBios International to develop a diagnostic test and conduct studies needed to apply for clearances with the US Food and Drug Administration.

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