NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases aims to fund small businesses developing new multiplex diagnostic technologies that target biomarkers for a range of diseases.

NIAMS plans to provide Small Business Innovation Research grants of $150,000 for phase I projects and $1 million for phase II efforts to businesses developing multiplex tools for measuring multiple protein, DNA, or RNA-based biomarkers that can be detected in small volumes of fluid or biopsies.

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