NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health is looking for businesses with RNAi-related know-how and technology to help support a planned trans-NIH effort to spread the use of RNAi within its institutes.
 
NIH said in a notice on Friday that it intends to meet with industry representatives in December for their comments and for information, and plans to discuss entering pricing arrangements with prospective contracts to support these RNAi-centered efforts.
 

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