NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Members of a congressional committee on small business met today to discuss renewing two programs that provide funding to small and fledgling biotechnology and genomics businesses.
 
Under the bill, the Small Business Innovation Research program, which began in 1982 and will reach its sunset at the end of September, and the Science and Technology Transfer Research program will be extended through 2012.
 

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