Funding Lone Star dangles Incentives for Genomics startups | GenomeWeb

They know they’re far from first, but Texans won’t be last to capture some of the genomics market. The state’s last legislative session proposed a $45 million venture loan fund for startup biotech companies in the state. Though Da Hsuan Feng, vice president of research and graduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas, says it’s unlikely the funding will go through, he believes it’s a starting point. “This is a good time to build momentum for the [next] budget,” he says.

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