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Devgen Awarded 1.9M Euro From Flemish Government

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Devgen has been awarded a grant for 1.9 million Euro ($2.3 million) from the Flemish Government in Flanders, Belgium to develop the company's C. elegans RNAi and genetics technology for identification of mechanism of action in human drugs, the company said today.

 

The Flemish Institute for the Promotion of Industrial Scientific and Technological Research has awarded the grant, the company said.

 

Devgen's technology uses RNAi to identify functionally validated genes in the model organism C. elegans. The company has in-house programs to develop therapies for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, as well as development of nematode- and insect-resistant crops and novel pesticides.

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