announced today that it was awarded a
cooperative agreement from the Department of Homeland Security.
The aim of this project is to develop a portable system for use in
the field to rapidly identify biothreat organisms, such as Bacillus
anthracis. This cooperative agreement award will enable BioHelix
to prepare the HDA technology for use in handheld devices and identify
partners to co-develop an HDA-based, handheld DNA diagnostic device.