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MRIGlobal’s latest effort to combat Covid-19 brings Homeland Security contract

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a testing contract to Kansas City-based MRIGlobal that could reach $2 billion. Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal.

MRIGlobal will address managed testing services and molecular diagnostic test kits, the nonprofit announced in a release. The department awarded four one-year contracts, each of which has a one-year base and four one-year option periods.

The nonprofit research and development laboratory will provide diagnostic testing, sample collection and results reporting, the release says. That will allow the department to quickly identify infected people, based on testing done at MRIGlobal’s labs in Missouri and Maryland.

MRIGlobal has dived into the work to stem the spread of Covid-19 since it burst out in March 2020. Here’s a sampling: