Monday, October 3, 2016
DNAe Gets $51.9M Contract For DNA Sequencing Technology
Carlsbad- and London-based DNA Electronics, a developer of a semiconductor-based, DNA sequencing technology, says it has received $51.9M in a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). DNAe said the funding goes towards developing its platform for the rapid diagnosis of antimicrobial resistant infections and influenza. The contract win came from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) a division of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). DNAe called antimicrobial resistance and influence "two of the most significant threats to global health". DNAe was founded by Professor Chris Toumazou, who is at the Imperial College London (Department of EEE).