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Epoch Wins SBIR Grant to Develop MGB High-Throughput Technology

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 - Epoch Biosciences has been awarded an $872,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health research grant, the company said on Tuesday.


The Phase II grant, entitled "Rapid Genotyping with Minor-Groove-Binder-Containing Probes," will span two years and will help Epoch develop a prototype kit for high-throughput DNA fingerprinting that uses probes containing Epoch's Minor Groove Binder technology.


According to the Bothell, Wash.-based molecular tools manufacturer, the MGB technology can enhance the ability of oligonucleotide probes to discriminate SNPs.

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