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Insightful Wins $750,000 SBIR Grant for Genomic Data Mining

NEW YORK, July 2 - Insightful will get $750,000 from the US National Institutes of Health to develop genomic data mining tools, the software company said yesterday.


The analytic software will be designed for both researchers and clinicians. It will permit linkage analyses and exploration of phenotype/genotype relationships, as well as helping genetic counselors predict disease susceptibilities.


The cash comes as a Phase II SBIR grant administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. It began in May 2002 and is slated to last two years.


Insightful, which is based in Seattle, specializes in statistical data mining and business management software for biotechnology, manufacturing, telecoms and financial companies.


Insightful's life science clients include Motorola Life Sciences and Merck Research Laboratories.


For more information, see the company website.

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