NEW YORK, March 14 - Boston Biomedica on Thursday said it has been awarded a $701,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to help develop and commercialize its Pressure Cycling Technology.

The technology is used to "release DNA, RNA, and proteins from cells and tissues, with particular emphasis on hard-to-lyse biomaterials," Boston Biomedica said.

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