NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to provide up to $2 million next year to fund small businesses that are working to develop new tools for extracting and analyzing molecular information from archived tissues.

The Small Business Innovation Research funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences will support projects that seek to develop technologies that expand the capability for molecular analyses of banked frozen or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues.

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