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NEW YORK ─ Molecular diagnostics firm Immunexpress said Tuesday that it has been awarded a grant of up to $599,549 by the US Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop its host response sepsis test, SeptiCyte Rapid, as a triage tool to help identify SARS-CoV-2 patients with an elevated risk for viral or secondary bacterial sepsis.

SeptiCyte Rapid is a gene expression assay that uses reverse-transcription PCR to quantify the relative expression levels of host response genes isolated from whole blood.

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