NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund small businesses undertaking projects to develop new molecular or cellular analysis tools for use in cancer research and clinical care, according to a new funding announcement.

These Small Business Innovation Research grants will fund R&D projects under NCI's Innovative Molecular Analysis Technology (IMAT) program, which supports early-stage development and validation of high-risk, high-payoff tools that improve the molecular or cellular analysis of cancer.

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