NEW YORK, Jan. 6-Washington state's science and technology organization has awarded a $150,000 grant for a microarray project that will use software from the bioinformatics startup VisX Labs' software and microarray equipment from Nanogen, VisX said in a statement last week.
The project, scheduled to last two years, seeks to develop microarrays for use in clinical work.
The partners will work with University of Washington hematopathologist Daniel Sabath, who is developing oligonucleotide-based methods to detect cancer.
The Washington Technology Center, based in Seattle, promotes collaborative projects between high-tech industry and university researchers. It also manages a microfabrication research lab.
VisX, based in Seattle, was founded in 2001. Its platform, GeneSifter.net, is a web-based data management tool developed for microarray research. The company hopes to develop this platform for clinical use through this collaboration.
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