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September 28, 2020 - Ceres Nanosciences Receives $243,000 CDC SBIR Phase I Award to Develop Improved Viral Pathogen Surveillance Tools


September 2, 2020 - Ceres Nanosciences Receives $6.5M NIH Award to Expand Nanotrap® Particle Manufacturing Capacity for COVID-19 Testing

July 2, 2020 - New preprint demonstrates a rapid and versatile method for improving detection of SARS-CoV-2

March 19, 2020 - GMU virologist tells SelectScience how Nanotrap technology could help combat the coronavirus outbreak

January 31, 2020 - Ceres Nanosciences Receives $225,000 NIH SBIR Phase I Grant to Improve Serum Quality for Cell and Tissue Engineering

November 7, 2019 - Ceres Nanosciences Launches Nanotrap® Virus Capture Kit

October 21, 2019 - Ceres Nanosciences receives NIH HEAL Initiative funding to advance fentanyl detection methods

June 4, 2019 - Ceres Nanosciences, University of Virginia, and George Mason University  receive $600K award from the Virginia Catalyst to develop a Nanotrap® liquid biopsy collection device

July 12, 2018 - Ceres Nanosciences’ Point-of-Care Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

May 31, 2018 - Ceres Nanosciences reaches product development milestone for point-of-care Lyme disease test and closes on an additional $5.5M of Series A funding  

December 12, 2017 - Ceres announces major expansion with new Nanotrap® particle manufacturing site in Northern Virginia 

September 28, 2017 - Ceres part of team receiving $4.25MM from the DOD to develop a universal surveillance platform for infectious disease outbreaks

February 22, 2017 - Ceres receives $750K award from DARPA to adapt Nanotrap® platform to detect Zika and other febrile illnesses


February 2, 2017 - Ceres announces $9MM Series A investment round with initial $3MM investment from GreyBird Ventures


July 6, 2016 - Ceres receives $980K award from DARPA/US Department of Defense to adapt Nanotrap® to capture immune markers from non-invasive samples

November 10, 2015 - Ceres Nanosciences announces the publication of pioneering clinical study to develop urine based Lyme Antigen Test. 


June 29, 2015 - Ceres receives $746K from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to use the Nanotrap® to develop a highly sensitive, rapid test for Tuberculosis in urine


March 11, 2015 - Ceres partners with Johns Hopkins to evaluate Nanotrap® saliva test for Malaria


December 2, 2014 - Ceres receives $430K in funding for Ebola test development program from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Will use Nanotrap® to screen for Ebola Virus in saliva at earliest stages of infection


July 10, 2014 - TGen and Ceres Nanosciences announce collaboration to develop high-throughput Nanotrap® enrichment methods for Mass Spectrometry


July 10, 2013 - Ceres Nanosciences awarded Phase II funding to develop Nanotrap® enhanced detection platform for Rift Valley Fever Virus 


May 30, 2013 - Ceres Nanosciences awarded funding from Virginia Commercialization program to further development of Nanotrap® Universal Sample Collection Toolset 


September 9, 2012 - Ceres Nanosciences awarded DARPA Phase II SBIR to develop Nanotrap® Universal Sample Collection Toolset 


May 23, 2011 - Ceres Nanosciences announces issuance of two Nanotrap® patents 


February 22, 2011 - Ceres Nanosciences awarded 250K to develop Nanotrap® based universal sample preparation tool for Rift Valley Fever Virus 


April 13, 2010 - Ceres Nanosciences completes USADA funded clinical study to measure HGH in urine and establish initial human baseline levels 


April 22, 2009 - Ceres Nanosciences and SAIC-Frederick Collaborate On Cancer Steroid Hormone Studies using Nanotrap® platform


March 1, 2009 - Ceres Nanosciences and USADA Join To Advance Research Aimed at Developing an HGH Urine-Based Test for Benefit of Clean Sport 


July 21, 2008 - Ceres Nanosciences to Develop Nanotechnology Products for Health Care, Industry and Government Applications 


December 07, 2020 - Ceres Nanosciences Hydrogel Technology Shows Promise for Capturing Circulating Tumor DNA

Genome Web

October 21, 2020 - How Nanotrap particles could help COVID-19 monitoring and outbreak containment



September 2, 2020  - NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity


July 23, 2020 - Nanotrap particles offer a simple and rapid way to concentrate extracellular vesicles and exosomes


July 07, 2020  - Ceres Nanosciences Positions Nanotrap Technology for SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Genome Web

March 31, 2020 - This Manassas firm wants to improve COVID-19 testing. Here’s what it’ll take

Washington Business Journal

March 18, 2020How Philanthropists are Tackling COVID-19


March 18, 2020 - How the Nanotrap technology could solve a piece of the coronavirus puzzle



February 25, 2020 - Advances in Molecular Diagnostics Technologies


February 19, 2020 - Virginia Catalyst Strives to Advance Life Sciences in the State


December 31, 2019  - Ceres Nanosciences Launches Nanotrap Virus Capture Kit

Clinical Lab Products

November 08, 2019  - Product News: Ceres Nanosciences Launches Nanotrap® Virus Capture Kit


November 07, 2019  - Ceres Nanosciences Nanotrap Virus Capture Kit

Genome Web

October 11, 2019  - Advances in Infectious Disease Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment


June 17, 2019  - More than just Lyme Disease? Ceres Nanosciences pivots its sales strategy

Washington Business Journal 

August 7, 2018  - Hope for Lyme disease victims: Researchers race to develop new tests — and a vaccine


August 1, 2018  - Comstock: Putting a Bullseye on Lyme Disease

Loudoun Now

July 20, 2018  - Manassas firm gets step closer to new urine test for Lyme disease

The Washington Business Journal

May 25, 2018  - Episode 43: If You Build It…We Will Grow

The Project Podcast: Inside Corporate Location Decisions

March 12, 2018 Potential New Clinical Laboratory Urine Test for TB Could Speed Up Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease That Kills 1.7 Million People Each Year

Dark Daily

January 1, 2018 Fast, Cheap Testing for Tuberculosis? Soon It May Be Possible

New York Times

September 28, 2017 DoD funds research to monitor infectious disease


February 7, 2017  - A technology backed by Bill Gates may revolutionize diagnostics for Lyme disease


October 7, 2016  - Ceres CEO, Ross Dunlap on the Science Behind Ceres Nanosciences (VIDEO)

ACG National Capital - Annual Growth Conference


September 22, 2016  - Ceres receives award for being one of the Washington area's most innovative companies

Washington Business Journal


June 1, 2016  - Early-Detection Urine Test Is Effective for Lyme Disease



February 12, 2016  - Researchers discover early Lyme Disease detection

WJLA ABC7 News Report


November 24, 2015  - George Mason University spinoff plans to disrupt the diagnostics market

Washington Business Journal


November 20, 2015 -  Ceres Wins $500K From VBHRC to Further Develop Lyme Dx; Begins Offering Test Nationwide



May 12, 2015 - New Lyme disease test in clinical phase at Northern Virginia lab

Loudoun Times Mirror


March 11, 2015 - Johns Hopkins Researchers to Evaluate Malaria Saliva Test

Global Biodefense


July 29, 2013 - Researcher Returns to Africa with New Way to "Trap" Deadly Virus

George Mason University


July 15, 2013 - Taking the mystery out of Lyme disease

The Fairfax Times 


September 15, 2011 - Ceres Nanosciences' scientist awarded Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" award for Nanotrap® work

Popular Science 


February 2, 2010 - Shimadzu, Ceres Nanosciences And Nonlinear Dynamics Introduce Nanotrap® Biomarker Discovery Platform



April 22, 2009 - Ceres Nanosciences and SAIC-Frederick Collaborate On Cancer Steroid Hormone Studies



February 26, 2009 - USADA will help fund further study of urine test for HGH

USA Today


December 17, 2008 - Pioneering mind-set at George Mason produces new HGH test

USA Today


December 20, 2008 - Urine test for HGH gets boost from scientific journal

USA Today


November 17, 2008  - Professors, Entrepreneurs Seek Synergies

The Washington Post


July 23, 2008 - Scientists say breakthrough urine test for HGH developed

USA Today


July 18, 2008 - GMU spinoff hopes nanotech product is a home run

Washington Business Journal


February 27, 2008 - In a Va. Lab, Forging Links To Speed Cancer Advances

The Washington Post

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