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Research Council of Norway Awards Genpoint $1.5M to Expand DNA Prep System

NEW YORK, March 3 (GenomeWeb News) - The Research Council of Norway has awarded Genpoint $1.5 million over three years to expand the company's Bugs 'n Beads DNA-preparation kit for use on additional microorganisms, the company said today.


The FUGE program contributed about $1 million to the company, while the PROSBIO program contributed the remainder. The FUGE acronym stands for "National Plan of Functional Genomics," while PROSBIO stands for "Innovation Program for the Process and Bio-medical Industry."


The company will expand its Beads 'n Bugs system, which isolates DNA from pathogenic bacteria in clinical samples and "other complex solutions," so that it can be isolated from Chlamydia and Mycoplasma, Genpoint said.