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NEW YORK – The National Institutes of Health announced Monday it has awarded more than $107 million to projects aimed at addressing gaps in SARS-CoV-2 testing and surveillance using novel approaches.

Through a Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative called RADx Radical, or RADx-rad, the NIH is supporting non-traditional approaches and reimagined uses of existing tools, in particular supporting 49 research projects and grant supplements at 43 US institutions.

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