The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority awarded a $10.4 million grant to Duke University for its work with DxTerity Diagnostics on a molecular biodosimeter, a genetic test for radiation exposure that the partners said could be useful for triage patients following a mass radiation exposure or nuclear disaster. DxTerity is planning to submit the device for FDA approval in the next three years.
AT&T Government Solutions has received a $10.4 million contract from the Navy to provide VoIP services to facilities across the U.S. Under the renewed contract, AT&T will employ four data centers to supply cloud-based VoIP enterprise 911 routing and call handling to the Navy.
Phil Prichard, owner of Prichard's Distillery, plans to open a new facility in September on the grounds of Fontanel Mansion in Tennessee. The mansion also includes a 4,500-seat outdoor amphitheater, a restaurant, shops and zip lines. The distillery will produce white whiskey and other products using a 400-gallon French-style alambic still, the first of its kind in Tennessee, Prichard says. It's estimated that 400,000 people visit the mansion annually.
Seventy rural health care providers will be receiving a total of $10.4 million in grants from the HHS, the agency announced. The grants will be used in programs designed to address various medical needs in populations such as low-income families, minorities and the elderly.
The Gun Lake Tribe of Potawatomi Indians has given $10.4 million to local and state governments and groups since opening its Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Mich., in February. Payments are made twice a year, and on Monday the tribe announced the latest $7.8 million payout.