NIH Launches $1.5B Rapid COVID-19 Testing Technology Challenge

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A new initiative announced by the National Institutes of Health (HNIH), backed by a $1.5 billion investment from federal stimulus funding, aims to speed innovation, development, and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies. Dubbed the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative the new program will infuse funding into early innovative technologies to speed development of rapid and widely accessible COVID-19 testing.

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