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BioVisioN Receives $606K German Gov t Grant for Proteomics Project

NEW YORK, July 29 (GenomeWeb News) - BioVisioN has received a 500,000 ($606,050) grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to support a proteomics project.

 

The project will involve improving BioVisioN's proprietary Peptidomics Technologies, which are used for the analysis of peptides and small molecules, to allow for higher throughput and better sensitivity and reproducibility, the company said.

 

In addition, the grant will fund the sequencing of peptides in blood and plasma, and the development of new methods for diagnostic applications.

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