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Lucigen Wins $750,000 Phase II SBIR Grant for Gene Mining Technology

NEW YORK, July 11 - Lucigen of Middleton, Wis.announced today that it had been awarded a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the US Department of Energy to commercialize its Single Cell Genomics gene mining technology. The grant is funded through the DOE's Genomes to Life Program.


Single Cell Genomics technology allows for the isolation and cloning of genes from a single cell or virus. The technology can be used to find new product sources by mining cells and viruses that can't be cultured in a laboratory, the company said in a statement.

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