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Quanterix Receives Funding From the Department of Homeland Security to Develop Test for Botulinum Toxin
Date:12/1/2011

etter protect humans in biomedical and bio-defense scenarios," said Dr. Bal Ram Singh, BRC Director, and a world leader in the research and detection of botulinum toxin.

About Quanterix

Quanterix Corporation is developing its proprietary Single Molecule Array (SiMoA™) technology for the in vitro diagnostics and life science research markets. The digital nature of SiMoA yields unprecedented assay performance, stemming from a 1,000-fold improvement in sensitivity compared with today's analog only technology. SiMoA will enable researchers in life science to validate novel, low abundance biomolecules from a single droplet of blood, leading to greater insight into disease detection, diagnosis, therapy selection and disease monitoring. Automated systems based on SiMoA will provide diagnostic test information to healthcare practitioners faster, with greater reliability, unprecedented range and increased cost effectiveness.  Founded in 2007, the privately held Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is backed by leading life science investors including ARCH Venture Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, and Flagship Ventures. For additional information, please visit www.quanterix.com.

About BRC

The Botulinum Research Center (BRC) was established by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth under the leadership of Dr. Bal Ram Singh, professor of biophysical chemistry. BRC promotes research to create an understanding of the botulinum neurotoxins, their applications and the defenses against such toxins as biothreat agents. BRC was initiated as a national effort, in collaboration with many researchers in academia, government agencies and industry. Currently, it has an international advisory board consisting of scientists from the UK, Japan, Italy, Germany and the US. The state-of-the-art research building was o
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