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Cognia Wins $1 Million SBIR For Protein Catabolism Database

NEW YORK, June 12-Cognia has won a $1 million grant from the national Institutes for General Medical Sciences to develop its protein database system, the company said yesterday.

 

The award, a Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research grant, lasts for two years.

 

With this funding, Cognia will complete its curation and relational database of protein catabolism. The company expects the database to be useful in understanding intracellular protein perturbations in diseases like cancer, neurological disease and inflammatory problems.

 

Cognia is a privately held company based in New York City.

 

For more information, see the company press release.

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