A handful of cash-strapped states are making major long-term bets on biotechnology, and those in the microarray industry could come up winners.

It has already happened in Michigan, where at the end of May, Gov. Jennifer Granholm announced amid a fiscal crisis the award of $30 million in funding for the state’s Life Sciences Corridor, a state-supported initiative started in 1999 with the goal of investing $1 billion in life-sciences research and development over the next 20 years.

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