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US Genomics Awarded SBIR Grant for Genomic Mapping Technology Development

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - US Genomics said today that it has received a $500,000 phase II SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation to support the development of its DNA analysis and genomic mapping technologies.


The grant, said the Woburn, Mass.-based company, is a follow on to a phase I SBIR grant that funded the generation of genomic maps based on analyses of individual DNA molecules.


US Genomics said that the second grant will support the optimization of the company's nanofluidics, the development of novel fluorescence detection strategies, and the design of simpler and more rapid methods to prepare and isolate samples.



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