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Cyntellect Wins $1.5M Phase II SBIR Grant to Continue Developing Applications for LEAP Technology

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - Cyntellect has received around $1.5 million in a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant to continue developing RNA interference applications on its LEAP platform, the company said today.


Specifically, the money will help the privately held company pay for further development of its LEAP-enabled LaserFect technology for high-efficiency, low-toxicity delivery of siRNA into cells "that are typically refractory to standard transfection techniques."


The award comes 10 months after Cyntellect won $500,000 in a Phase II SBIR grant to develop the laser-based transfection technology, and the fifth the company has received since July 2003, RNAi News, GenomeWeb News' sister publication, reported in November.

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