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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Science Foundation has awarded Maine Manufacturing a $500,000 Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research grant, the Sanford, Maine-based company announced today.

As part of a plan to inject $50 million into Alzheimer's disease studies announced last month, the National Institutes of Health will fund new research by small businesses that seek to discover disease and drug-related biomarkers.

Lucigen today announced a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop metagenomic DNA libraries for the identification of new antimicrobial and other anti-infective drug candidates.

The US Senate yesterday passed a bill that will expand and extend for another six years the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

The US House of Representatives last night voted to reauthorize and expand a program to fund small business research projects for six more years.

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