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BioForce Nanoscience Wins $500K From NIH

NEW YORK, July 15-BioForce Nanosciences has been awarded a $500,000 business innovation grant to develop its technique for creating high-density biochips, the company said today.


The grant comes from the National Institutes of Health, through the Small Business Innovation Research program.


BioForce Nanosciences, which is based in Ames, Iowa, is working on a method to make ultra-miniaturized microarrays with molecular deposition tools.


The company has a partnership with Food and Drug Administration proteomics  researchers to use this technique for protein chips.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

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NAS Expels Archaeologist

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PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

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