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DNA 2.0 Wins SBIR Grant to Improve DNA Synthesis

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (GenomeWeb News) - DNA 2.0 has won a Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said today.


The company plans to use the grant to increase the fidelity and speed, and to reduce the cost of synthetic DNA manufacture.


The amount of the grant was not immediately available. According to the NIH database, DNA 2.0 has won a $98,000 grant so far in 2004, entitled "High Fidelity Low Cost Manufacture of Synthetic DNA".

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