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Cognia Wins $500K SBIR Grant to Help Enhance Its Data-Management System

NEW YORK, June 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Cognia has won a $500,000 Small Business Innovation and Research Phase IIB grant from the National Science Foundation, the company said this week.

 

The cash will help pay for "enhancements" to Cognia Molecular, the company's core information-management system. The award will also help pay for the creation of a next-generation universal adapter to enable researchers to "more easily" connect content and tools between themselves and third parties, Cognia said.

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