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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program has inked seven contracts, totaling nearly $250 million in combined funding, in its effort to expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. The RADx program was launched by NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering in April, following Congress’ $500 million appropriation for testing and a “national COVID-19 testing challenge” announced by the NIH.
The program has received more than 650 project proposals and has so far narrowed its potential list of award recipients to 100 and, ultimately, seven awardees. Those proposals and their projects have now entered “Phase 2” funding, as the NIH…READ MORE