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April 20, 2020

BARDA and Tangen Biosciences, Inc. Entered Into a Public-Private Partnership to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic Test for SARS-CoV-2

BARDA and Tangen Biosciences, Inc. entered into a partnership to develop a rapid diagnostic test for use on the Tangen GeneSparkTM molecular diagnostic system to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus with results available within an hour. Results are provided to users and integrated into a cloud-based mobile platform that can convey de-identified test results to public …

August 7, 2019

Tangen Biosciences Awarded Expanded Second Phase of Contract

BRANFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) awarded Tangen Biosciences, Inc. the second phase of a contract to develop a field-deployable Anthrax diagnostic assay and expand the research to an antimicrobial resistance diagnostic assay. The BARDA contract with Tangen Biosciences is, potentially, a 3.5-year project, …

June 20, 2019

Tangen Biosciences Announces $9 Million Series A Financing to Accelerate Development of Disruptive Molecular Diagnostic Platform

BRANFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tangen Biosciences, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company located in Branford, Connecticut, announced that it has closed a $9 million Series A equity round led by Connecticut Innovations (CI), with participation of current and new stockholders, including VC23, Axiom, and Leading Edge Ventures. The financing proceeds will be used to accelerate the company’s innovative …

October 15, 2018

(Branford, CT) Richard Birkmeyer, PhD, Selected as President and CEO of Tangen Biosciences, Inc.

October 15, 2018.  (Branford, CT) Richard Birkmeyer, PhD, selected as President and CEO of Tangen Biosciences, Inc. Richard “Rick” Birkmeyer, PhD, has been chosen as the President and CEO of Tangen Biosciences, Inc.  Before joining Tangen Biosciences, Rick was CEO at CD Diagnostics, Inc. The company developed synovial fluid biomarkers using immunoassay technology which have …

December 19, 2017

Tangen Biosciences Awarded Contract to Develop a Field-Deployable Anthrax Diagnostic Assay

BRANFORD, CONN. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 19, 2017 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), has awarded Tangen Biosciences a contract to develop a field-deployable Anthrax diagnostic assay. This contract will advance and expand the ability to combat the threat of Bacillus anthracis by utilizing the TangenDxTM Molecular Diagnostic …

July 2, 2016

Tangen Biosciences Awarded a Phase I SBIR Grant from the NIH to Develop a Rapid Molecular Assay for Detection of Multiple Drug Resistant TB from Sputum

The grant will fund the development of specific primers to identify 15 different SNPs in the TB genome that confer resistance to front line TB antibiotics. The drug sensitivity test will be added into the existing Tangen TB assay to create a panel that will include accurate diagnosis of TB along with comprehensive drug sensitivity …

December 29, 2015

Tangen Biosciences Raises $2M in Equity Funding

A U.S. Securities Exchange Commission filing shows Branford-based Tangen Biosciences, Inc. has raised $2 million in equity and hopes to sell another $1 million. To date, eight investors have purchased equity in the biotechnology company that is working on a better means of diagnosing tuberculosis around the world. Connecticut Innovations approved a $150,000 investment in …