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Coda Genomics, UC Irvine Win $583K NIAID Grant to Develop Gene Assembly, Protein Expression Tech

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (GenomeWeb News) - Coda Genomics and the University of California, Irvine, have won an STTR grant for $582,993 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop their gene assembly and protein expression technology further, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said today.

 

Coda, founded last year, has been commercializing DNA assembly and protein expression-optimization technology developed by Richard Lathrop and Wesley Hatfield at the Universityof California, Irvine. In addition to DNA assembly thermodynamics, Coda optimizes codon usage preferences and patented codon pairwise combinations that control translational kinetics to generate higher levels of protein expression.

 

The NIAID grant will allow the company to further develop the technology for large mutational studies.

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