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DNAStar Launches Program to Help Small Academic Centers Buy Its Software

NEW YORK, May 1 (GenomeWeb News) - DNAStar has introduced its "Rising Star" small college grant program, which it said is aimed at helping "smaller" academic institutions acquire Lasergene sequence-analysis software. 


Terms if the program will enable certain colleges or universities to receive up to $2,500 in matching funds towards the purchase of Lasergene software.  The company said it is making an initial commitment of $100,000 in matching funds for the program.

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