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Merrimack Gets Second Phase I SBIR Grant, for Antibody Arrays

NEW YORK, March 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Merrimack Pharmaceuticals has received a second Phase I SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop protein microarrays, the company said today.


The grant supports the development of antibodies for microarrays using yeast display technology. Merrimack plans to use these antibody arrays to study protein networks in signaling pathways associated with cancer and autoimmune diseases.


In January, Cambridge, Mass.-based Merrimack received another Phase I SBIR grant from the NCI to develop microarray technology to study apoptosis and cancer.

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