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Blue Heron Biotechnology Wins SBIR Grant to Develop Protein Display Bead Technology

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Blue Heron Biotechnology has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to develop a protein display bead technology, the company said yesterday.

 

The amount of the grant was not immediately available from the company, but NIH databases list a six-month, $133,183 grant for fiscal year 2005, entitled "Protein-Display Beads," that started Sept. 1.

 

The beads will be used to study protein function in high throughput. Each bead in a large pool will carry a unique DNA sequence and the protein encoded by that sequence.

 

According to the NIH database, Blue Heron plans to commercialize the technology for characterizing and optimizing proteins of medical and industrial value. The company plans to provide it as a service for existing customers and use it for internal research projects.

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