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Pentagon Awards $11.6M Contract For Biothreat Diagnostic Tool

The U.S. Defense Department has agreed to pay Texas-based Luminex $11.6 million for further work on a device that could be used to quickly identify the presence of biological warfare agents, Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine reported last week (see GSN, July 13).

The biological sensor company is anticipated by January 2016 to wrap up work on the device, which is envisioned as being both adaptable and easily movable (Skyler Frink, (Military & Aerospace Electronics I, Aug.4).

Meanwhile, the U.S. Army has agreed to provide EXCET with $7.8 million to advance the Virginia firm's research into a device that could identify the presence of biological and chemical threats, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported. The contract for the durable, compact, and inexpensive device is projected to conclude in July, 2015 (Skyler Frink, Military & Aerospace Electronics II, July 28).

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