NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CombiMatrix reported after the close of the market on Wednesday that its fourth-quarter revenues decreased 37 percent as revenue from government contracts and products declined year over year.

In addition, the firm said that it would need to raise additional funds, as its $9.1 million in cash, cash equivalents, and available-for-sale investments as of the end of 2008 will carry the firm only until September.

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Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

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