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HTS Biosystems, Ciencia Share $600K NASA Grant for Zero-Gravity Proteomics Technology

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 - NASA has awarded HTS Biosystems and Ciencia $600,000 to develop space-bound protein-analysis technology, the companies said today.

 

The Phase II grant, which is part of NASA's Cellular Biotechnology Program, will help HTS Biosystems and Ciencia develop a proteomics biosensor-chip array integrated into a microfluidics cartridge.

 

NASA's Johnson Space Center Space Station oversees the Cellular Biotechnology Program, which aims at conducting cell-biology research in a microgravity environment.

The Scan

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Rett Syndrome Mouse Model Study Points to RNA Editing Possibilities

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