NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SAW Diagnostics said today that it has been awarded £1.50 million ($1.93 million) in funding from Innovate UK to support development of a sample preparation system for infectious disease pathogen detection.

The system uses an acoustic-flow method called surface acoustic waves, or SAW, potentially enabling rapid, on-chip DNA extraction and purification at the point of care. The grant will finance development an integrated sample processing technology platform over the next two years, the Glasgow, Scotland-based firm said in a statement.

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