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Ariadne Genomics Wins $100K SBIR Grant

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - Ariadne Genomics said today that it has received a $100,000 phase I SBIR grant from the NIH to fund the improvement of the company's MedScan technology for the extraction of pathway-related information from scientific literature.

 

The Rockville, Md.-based company added that the grant would also support its assembly of a database of biological association networks, including protein-protein interactions, cell signaling, and gene regulation facts.

 

The database and text mining technology will be sold as part of the company's PathwayAssist pathway analysis software.

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