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NIH Reissues SBIR, STTR Technology Program for Proteomics, Glycomics

The National Institute of Health has reissued two previous programs under its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer program to support technology development for proteomics and glycomics research.
 
The SBIR and STTR program announcements, available here and here, respectively, are both seeking applications from small businesses propose the development of research tools that address the “core technical challenges” in proteomics and glycomics, including robotics, sample preparation and pre-fractionation, analytical separations, gel and array imaging, quantitation, mass spectrometry, intelligent automated data acquisition, and improved informatics technologies.
 
NIH said that applicants under both programs can request budgets up to $200,000 per year for up to two years for Phase I awards and budgets up to $400,000 per year for up to four years for Phase II awards.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.