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Gene Check Nabs $2M NIST Grant to Develop Novel Genotyping Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Colorado-based genotyping-technology company Gene Check has won a $2 million National Institute of Standards and Technology grant to develop a method that can  simultaneously detect "up to 100,000" SNPs in patient DNA.

 

Terms of the three-year project call for Gene Check to develop a "low-cost method for accurately detecting and genotyping up to 100,000 SNPs in a single DNA sample," the company said in a statement.

 

Ultimately, the goal is to devise SNP-detection technology that will genotype more than 20 SNPs per second in a fully automated system at less than $0.02 per SNP. This would enable researchers to genotype 100,000 SNPs for less than $2,000 in less than three hours using off-the-shelf-instrumentation, Gene Check said.

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