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By Justin Petrone

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Falcon Genomics a $269,640 grant to help it develop a biochip-based test that will be used for both cancer target identification and diagnostics.

Entitled "Development of a Test Cancer Biochip for the Cancer Biochip System," the one-year grant started Sept. 1 and is scheduled to end on Aug. 31, 2011.

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