The National Hearth Lung and Blood Institute has awarded GMS Biotech $105,000 and given the firm access to a large repository of umbilical cord blood samples to validate the company's microarray-based human leukocyte antigen typing platform.

GMS believes the project could demonstrate the potential of its technology for use in routine newborn genotyping as well as HLA typing of umbilical cord blood for transplantation and stem cell therapy.

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