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San Diego company gets $13 million contract to develop COVID-19 test


Last updated 4/1/2020 at 9:09pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego-based healthcare technology company has been awarded a $13 million federal contract to fund development of its coronavirus diagnostic test, which the company says would provide results in under 25 minutes.

Cue Health says its test would use a nasal swab and portable devices to provide quick test results, eventually for home use or in the community.

The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority -- or BARDA -- in order to accelerate the test's development, validation and FDA clear...

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