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Genome Explorations Wins $830K SBIR Award for Biomarker Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Genome Explorations has received an $830,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Addiction for alcohol-related biomarker research.
 
The company said it will use the Affymetrix microarray platform to develop “more sensitive and informative” biomarkers for chronic alcohol use and alcohol-induced organ damage to enable early detection of pathologies related to alcoholism.
 
Some of the research will be conducted at the company’s lab in Memphis, Tenn., and some will be conducted at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

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