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First Light Biosciences Awarded Anthrax Diagnostic Contract

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR) has awarded a contract to First Light Biosciences, Inc. for “Rapid, Sensitive, and Cost-effective Anthrax test and Clinical Surge-Testing Platform.”

The contract has a base value of $5,528,873 plus potential options of up to an additional $37,429,837.

The award was made in response to Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Broad Agency Announcement BARDA-BAA-13-100-SOL-00013.

First Light Biosciences, based in Bedford, Mass., develops automated medical diagnostic products for rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective biodetection, with a focus on Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). The company’s proprietary MultiPath technology utilizes digital imaging to detect and count fluorescent targets without using magnification.

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