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Biolog Wins NIH Grant to Study Yeast Genes; Partners with Johns Hopkins

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Biolog has won an STTR grant from the US National Institutes of Health to study genes in yeast using its microarray technology, the company said today.

 

Biolog will conduct the study in collaboration with researchers at the HighThroughputBiologyCenterat JohnsHopkinsUniversity. Biolog, based in Hayward, Calif., plans to use its Phenotype MicroArray technology to study gene function in baker's yeast.

 

The amount of the grant was not immediately available from the company but the NIH database lists a $123,000 grant to Biolog entitled "Phenotyping all genes of S. cerevisiae." Biolog said that it has announced a total of $7 million in SBIR and STTR funding from NIH and NASA for its microarray technology so far.

 

The award comes one week after Biolog won an NIH grant to develop its Phenotype MicroArray technology against fastidious pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni, the causes of peptic ulcers and certain food poisonings.

 

The amount of the grant was not disclosed.

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