NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ligon Discovery, a protein microarray developer based in Cambridge, Mass., has reeled in $1 million in financing from IncTank Ventures, Ligon Discovery Co-founder Patrick Kleyn confirmed today.

The firm plans to use the venture funding to screen more than 100 proteins that could be used for drugs.

Ligon's small-molecule microarrays (SMMs) technology platform was developed by and licensed from Harvard University and Broad Institute.

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