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U.S. Government To Help Fund Technologies Aimed At Detecting, Eliminating Zika, Other Diseases In Blood Supplies

Reuters: U.S. to help fund technology to eliminate Zika in blood supply
“The U.S. government said on Monday it has agreed to help fund two pathogen reduction technologies to help reduce the risk of Zika virus and other infections from being transmitted through the blood supply. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said the funding will flow through its Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) unit, which will provide initial funding of $30.8 million to Cerus Corp. and $17.5 million to the U.S. division of Japan’s Terumo Corp…” (Clarke, 6/20).

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