MicroFluidic Systems gets Army grant

Aug. 15, 2002 — MicroFluidic Systems Inc., a Pleasanton, Calif., developer of automated microfluidic systems for biological assays, has received a $550,000 contract from the U.S. Army’s Soldier Biological and Chemical Command in Edgewood, Md., according to a news release.

The contract is to develop a microfluidic-based pathogen detection system. It is part of a larger program of more than $1.6 million granted to MicroFluidic Systems from various government agencies. The program’s goal is an autonomous, portable system that can identify airborne pathogens in buildings, outdoors and in mail sorting systems.


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