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Austin's Luminex Wins $11.6 Million Bioterror Defense Contract

Texas Business  reports:  An Austin firm won an $11.6 million contract for bioterrorism detectors, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Luminex Corp. of Austin, received an $11,640,787 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for development of a flexible and highly portable diagnostic instrument that will be capable of rapid detection of biothreat agents and host response biomarkers that are indicative of systemic disease. 

Work will be performed at Austin, Texas, and is expected to be completed January 2016. 

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 

Solicitation was issued for full and open competition and 56 proposals were received.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., handled the contract.