Asuragen Nets $3.8M in SBIR/STTR Grants | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Asuragen has won $3.8 million in new stimulus funding from the National Institutes of Health, which it will use to advance its molecular diagnostics programs for cancer and genetic diseases, the company said today.

The company said that it received the funding through the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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