San Diego’s Biological Dynamics is set to receive a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to push forward its tuberculosis test.

That brings the total grant to $1.5 million, after an initial $500,000 award from the foundation in 2018.

With the funding, Biological Dynamics will carry out a study, using samples collected in a "resource-poor setting," according to the company.

More than 9 million people developed tuberculosis in 2018, with about 1.5 million people dying from the disease, according to the World Health Organization.

This article was updated.