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Axigenic, University of Sydney Win $116K Gov t Grant to Advance Microarray Technology

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Axogenic and the University of Sydney will use a AUS$150,000 ($116,000) Australian Research Council industry-linkage grant to examine new technologies for the interactive visualization of microarray data


According to Axogenic, the technologies, when developed, will be integrated into the company's product line to help speed genetic and proteomic research.


Research will be conducted at the National Information and Communication Technology Australiafacilities under a research program led by Peter Eades, head of the Schoolof Information Technologiesat the University of Sydney, Axogenic said.


ARC grants were created to encourage long-term collaboration between academia and industry.

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