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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives $3.6m grant to Atomo Diagnostics

Bill Gates gives $3.6m grant to Leichhardt biotech

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $3.6 million to Sydney’s Atomo Diagnostics, increasing its support to the company developing an affordable HIV self-test for resource-poor countries to almost $14 million. The self-test kit delivered under the grant should be much cheaper than that which Atomo has already developed for sale in rich countries, which includes a digital interface and Bluetooth functionality.