NEW YORK, Oct. 9 - Molecular Staging has won a Small Business Innovative
Research grant to help it develop its Rolling Circle amplification technology as a test for the human Papillomavirus, the company said on Tuesday.

Molecular Staging plans to use the grant to analyze individual cervical cells for the presence of viral DNA. According to Molecular Staging, analyzing individual cells “could distinguish between transient benign infections and cells that are progressing to cancer.”

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