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Insilicos Awarded $400K to Develop Heart Disease Diagnostics

NEW YORK, March 13 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Insilicos a two-year, $400,000 grant to develop a blood test for heart disease, the company said today.

 

Insilicos said it would use patent-pending computational and biological methods to analyze blood samples for the test, which will help identify patients at risk for heart attacks.

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