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LI-COR Sets Aside $1M in Matching Funds to Help Small Colleges Buy Its Instruments

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - LI-COR Biosciences will give $1 million in Genomics Education Matching Funds to certain colleges to help them buy the firm's gene-sequencing systems and software, LI-COR said today.


The grant, which will target schools with fewer than 20,000 students, is the third GEMF program offered by LI-COR. It is aimed at helping "undergraduate colleges establish or enhance their programs in genomic studies," the company said.

Additional information can be found here. Deadline for submission of grant requests is July 1.

The Scan

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