Ibis Biosciences to develop portable to screen for viruses

Ibis Biosciences has won a $7.2 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a portable biosensor system.

The Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis (PUMA) Biosensor system is a new point-of-care, hand-held device meant for use in the field with molecular diagnostics for screening viruses, respiratory pathogens and bio threats, the Defense Department said in a release.

Work will be performed in Carlsbad, Calif., and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2015.

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