WATERTOWN, Mass., February 24, 2021 (PR Web) – Aldatu Biosciences, the leader in adaptive PCR diagnostics, announced the opening of new, expanded lab and R&D space in Watertown. The move
Despite national supply constraints, one of the major Boston hospitals now has the ability to do rapid in-house testing and they are conducting the highest volume of on-site hospital testing in New England, thanks to Boston-based startup, Aldatu Biosciences.
Aldatu Biosciences, a biotechnology company developing molecular diagnostic assays and products based on gold standard real-time PCR, today announced it has been awarded a $300K Phase I SBIR grant from the NIAID at the NIH to fund the continued advancement of the company’s proprietary PANDAA™ technology platform and its specific application to the universal, pan-lineage detection of Lassa virus, the causative agent of Lassa fever.
It is with deep sadness that we pass along news of the sudden death of our friend, mentor, and Scientific Advisory Board member, Prof. Mark Wainberg. Mark was one of the earliest supporters of Aldatu and our efforts to bring PANDAA to patients, and for that he will always have our gratitude. His passing represents a tremendous loss for not only our company, but the entire HIV community. Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and colleagues today.
Aldatu Biosciences has been awarded a Direct-to-Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for approximately $3,000,000 over three years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award will fund the continued advancement of the company’s proprietary platform technology, PANDAA, and its specific application to HIV genotyping.