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NCI Awards Cyntellect $1.3M for Cell Cloning Technology Development

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Cyntellect said today it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant from the National Cancer Institute worth $1.3 million to develop applications for its LEAP cell-imaging system.
LEAP (Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing) is designed for high-throughput cell imaging and laser-based cell manipulation, the company said.
Cyntellect, based in San Diego, said it will use the award to develop applications that use LEAP for high-speed purification and cell cloning based on the secretion of native or recombinant proteins.
This capability should enable users to generate cell samples for biomarker and gene expression studies, develop cell lines for functional screening assays, improve efficiency in protein production, and other applications, Cyntellect said.

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