Isis Subsidiary Receives Grants, Contracts Worth $8.4 Million

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Isis Pharmaceuticals said today that its diagnostic subsidiary, Ibis Biosciences, was awarded federal grants and contracts worth as much as $8.4 million. The Carlsbad, CA-based company (NASDAQ: ISIS) said its subsidiary got the grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Justice, and other agencies. The company is being asked to help identify flu viruses, other pathogens, and offer improved forensics.