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‘Shark Tank’-Type Contest for Covid-19 Tests Planned by U.S.

  • NIH contest is backed by $1.5 billion in stimulus funding
  • Agency says program inspired by MIT’s World War II ‘Rad Lab’
Premier Biotech At-Home Covid-19 Antibody Test As WHO Says 70 Vaccines In Works
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The U.S. National Institutes of Health is urging scientists and investors to compete in a $500 million national challenge that will help the agency identify the best candidates for at-home or point-of-care tests for Covid-19.