GeekWire: Diagnostics startup ID Genomics snags NIH grant to develop rapid test for COVID-19 variants

Diagnostics startup ID Genomics will accelerate its development of a quick test for variants of the COVID-19 virus with a new grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The Seattle-based company announced the $300,000 small business grant Tuesday for the dipstick-based test, currently dubbed CovNET. ID Genomics is also eligible for a follow-on grant of up to $3 million.

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Built in Seattle: LevelTen Energy Raises $35M Series C From Google, Techstars and Others

Earlier this month, the United Nations released a climate change report stressing the need for industries, governments and individuals alike to immediately reduce their contributions to greenhouse gases. Although hundreds of cities across the United States have adopted plans to limit carbon emissions, most are falling short of their goals, according to recent reports.

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Built in Seattle: Teleport Raises $30M Series B, on Track to Hire 100th Employee This Year

Software startup Teleport just raised new funding in order to capitalize on its recent growth. Last week, Teleport announced that it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. This new round comes over a year and a half after its $25 million Series A, which was also led by Kleiner Perkins.

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