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GNS Wins Two SBIRs for Cardiac Modeling Project

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Gene Network Sciences has been awarded two Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the company said earlier this week. Each six-month grant is for $99,960.


One grant is for development of a simulation platform for creating computer models of cardiac electrophysiology, and the second supports the extension of the company's technology to include models of cardiac signaling networks.


GNS said it will collaborate with Robert Gilmour at Cornell Universityduring the development and testing of the platform and the modeling of cardiac signaling networks.


The SBIRs follow a four-year, $2 million NHLBI grant awarded last February to GNS, Cornell, and the University of California San Diego to characterize ion channels via a computer model of the canine ventricle.

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