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The firm will use the funding to advance commercialization of its RNA disruption assay and continue its breast cancer response therapy trial.

1Drop anticipates the platform will be capable of handling up to 64 clinical biomarkers, including indicators of cardiovascular diseases and many others.

The platform is currently used by pathologists doing research and could be available in a year for primary diagnosis of cancers in clinical settings.

The firm anticipates that in 2019 it will begin clinical trials for a comprehensive metabolic panel for use on its point-of-care platform.

The award comes after DNAe completed the first phase of a contract valued at up to $51.9 million, which BARDA initiated in September 2016.

The company's technology uses a drop of blood applied to a biochip to provide a "complete panel" of diagnostic test results within 15 minutes.

The firm said the funding will support development of its lupus detection tools, and its acquisition of LupusCorner will support development of a lupus management platform.

The firm said that the funding could boost the presence of its cardiovascular test already on the market in Europe and support the development of others.

The company raised $3.2 million in seed financing, which will go toward development of its platform and deployment of its flagship technology called VIPER.

The funding will be directed at conducting clinical trials for its technology based on activity sensors to detect human diseases and monitor drug responses.

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