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Cellectricon Wins $316K Swedish Grant to Develop Microfluidic GPCR Screening Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Swedish government awarded Cellectricon a SEK 2.3 million ($316,218) research grant to develop its microfluidics platform for high-resolution GPCR screening, the company said today.
 
The VINNOVA grant was made by the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
 
Cellectricon is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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