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NEWSBRIEF: Illumina Gets $1 Million from SBIR

NEW YORK, May 10-Illumina said today that it had been granted $1 million through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Innovation Research program to develop its bead array technology.


The award, a phase 2 grant, will underwrite Illumina's efforts to create a highly parallel system for microarray experiments.


Illumina, based in San Diego, Calif., is publicly owned.


For more information, see the company website.

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