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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute sees rapid point-of-care devices as offering great potential to help advance personalized medicine, and it plans to fund several research projects starting next year to spur development of these tools.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute plans to fund small businesses undertaking projects to develop new molecular or cellular analysis tools for use in cancer research and clinical care, according to a new funding announcement.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics software firm DNAStar said today it received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant in support of R&D aimed at expanding the company's sequence assembly and analysis software.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gene modification firm Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals said on Friday that it received $4.3 million in grants and investments to further develop its DNA modification technology.

Empire Genomics has discovered a genetic mutation that early studies suggest might be linked to increased response to a class of drugs called proteasome inhibitors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics today announced it has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a genomic companion diagnostic test for multiple myeloma.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – TriLink BioTechnologies today announced a $130,000 award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a sample preparation method for next-generation sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today said that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health to develop a lung cancer assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Multiplex assay development firm Genalyte today announced it has been awarded a $500,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop multiplexed diagnostic assays for the early detection and monitoring of type 1 diabetes.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MicroRNA test development firm Circulomics said today it has been awarded two National Institutes of Health grants totaling $800,000 to develop its technology.

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