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GeneGo Wins $100K SBIR Grant to Develop Algorithms for Disease Pathway Reconstruction

NEW YORK, June 13 (GenomeWeb News) - GeneGo has received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science to develop computational methods for reconstructing pathways in human diseases, the St. Joseph, Mich.-based company said today.

 

The company did not mention the amount of the award, but NIH databases list a six-month $99,324 grant for GeneGo entitled "Computational Reconstruction of Disease Pathways" that started June 1.

 

During Phase I of the grant, GeneGo plans to develop several algorithms to reconstruct condition-specific pathways automatically, based on large sets of high-throughput molecular data, and to test them using microarray data from cancer cell lines provided by collaborators at the Van Andel Research Institute.

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