US-Based RICOVR Healthcare and IIT Madras Receive ‘Ignition Grants’ Award for COVID-19 Diagnostic Device

RICOVR Healthcare and IIT Madras

RICOVR Healthcare and IIT Madras
RICOVR Healthcare and IIT Madras
RICOVR Healthcare and IIT Madras

Princeton, USA, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Biosensor Platform uses a small drop of saliva to provide high quality, cost-effective results in 5 minutes & detect active viral particles on the spot without needing a specialized apparatus

RICOVR Healthcare Inc., an US-based rapid diagnostics platform company and IIT Madras have developed a revolutionary point-of-care COVID-19 antigen test that can provide results in five minutes using saliva. This project won the prestigious ‘Ignition Grants’ Award from the U.S. India Science and Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF).

USISTEF, a joint fund established by the U.S. and India to promote innovation through science and technology, announced the results recently after a rigorous binational review process of over 400 proposals, The Ricovr-IIT Madras team was selected for its out-of-the-box, innovative idea to address the COVID-19 challenge.

RICOVR Healthcare’s

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4 Idaho districts receive nearly $1 million in federal school safety grants

“Idaho’s students must be assured their schools have the resources to keep them safe,” said U.S. Attorney Bart Davis.

GENESEE, Idaho — Four school districts in Idaho have received school safety and violence prevention grants totaling nearly $1 million, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho announced Monday. 

The districts that got the $923,990 in federal grant money are  Genesee Joint Schools, Minidoka School District 331, Highland Joint School District 305, and Joint School District 391 in Kellogg.

The funding was provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program, which gave out nearly $50 million nationwide.

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“With the new school year underway, the safety of our nation’s students remains paramount,” said COPS Office Director Phil Keith. “Although this school year may look different at the start, now

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Texas A&M receives $7.1 million in grants for cancer research

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) – Texas A&M University announced Tuesday that it received $7.1 million dollars in grants to help fund cancer research.



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Below is a press release from Texas A&M University:

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded five grants totaling $7.1 million to Texas A&M University, the Division of Research announced today. The grants are among 62 new statewide awards totaling more than $114 million that CPRIT recently announced in Austin.

“Texas A&M is proud to recognize the outstanding faculty-researchers who have, along with their talented research teams, secured these vital and prestigious grants from CPRIT,” said Vice President for Research Mark A. Barteau. “With CPRIT’s support, we will continue to advance cancer treatment and prevention across our state and around the globe.”

Peter Davies, professor, Translational Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, and director, Center for Translational Cancer

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