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Aspira Wins $108K SBIR Grant to Develop Protein Chip

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 - Proteomics and pharmacogenomics firm Aspira Biosystems has won a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health, the company said on Tuesday.

According to South San Francisco, Calif.-based Aspira, the $108,000 award will help it develop a sequence-specific protein chip based on its ProteinPrint technology. This technology, the company said, allows researchers to create “synthetic cavities” that recognize and bind to specific amino-acid sequences.

The SBIR grant is the full amount the firm requested, Aspira said.

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