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Cerus receives $15M government contract

17 May 2018 | News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has awarded an R&D contract to Cerus with a base value of ~$15M and maximum value of ~$201M if all options are exercised.

Singapore- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has awarded an R&D contract to Cerus with a base value of ~$15M and maximum value of ~$201M if all options are exercised.

Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company focused in the field of blood transfusion safety. The INTERCEPT Blood System is designed to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections by inactivating a broad range of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that may be present in donated blood. The nucleic acid targeting mechanism of action of the INTERCEPT treatment is designed to inactivate established transfusion threats, such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya, malaria and dengue. Cerus currently markets and sells the INTERCEPT Blood System for both platelets and plasma in the United States, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Middle East and selected countries in other regions around the world. The INTERCEPT red blood cell system is in clinical development. 

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