NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Aldatu Biosciences has been awarded direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research funding to develop its quantitative PCR-enabling technology into test kits to detect genes conferring resistance to certain HIV treatments. 

The funding is from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and totals approximately $3 million over three years. It will be used to adapt the firm's pan-degenerate amplification and adaptation (PANDAA) method for reagent and product development to diagnose HIV resistance to protease inhibitor therapeutics. 

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