NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Californian startup Two Pore Guys said today that it has received a $2.8 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a sensitive, low-cost molecular diagnostic assay for tuberculosis.

As part of the 18-month grant, the firm will use its solid-state nanopore technology to provide a simple, sensitive, and low-cost point-of-care device that it said would be compatible with automated, wireless reporting for resource-poor areas.

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