By Justin Petrone

The National Institutes of Health has awarded GMS Biotech a phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant worth $115,762 to help it develop an array-based blood-screening device that the firm hopes will replace existing serological techniques used in blood banks.

Entitled "The transfusion chip: a simple, low cost microarray for DNA-based blood typing," the grant was awarded on Aug. 1 and is set to expire on Jan. 30, 2012.

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