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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eutropics Pharmaceuticals has received two new Small Business Innovation Research award contracts totaling $1.7 million from the National Cancer Institute to fund development of two biomarker-based companion diagnostic assays for use in cancer treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said on Monday that it plans to use $10 million to fund new research projects by small businesses that focus on specific high-priority areas where new devices and technologies are needed to support cancer diagnosis and treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Akonni Biosystems today said that it has received a $498,780 Phase 2 SBIR award from the National Science Foundation to further develop its Lab-on-a-Film microarray consumable technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Cancer Institute said this week that it plans to provide $10 million for a number of new Small Business Innovation Research contracts in 2013 that will fund a range of 'omics-related p

Idaho Technology has been awarded a one-year, $262,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a molecular diagnostic panel for its FilmArray platform to detect pathogens causing pneumonia or other lower respiratory tract infections.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bioinformatics and data analysis firm BioRealm said on Wednesday it has received a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop a genetic screening tool for tobacco addiction and treatment approaches.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases aims to fund small businesses developing new multiplex diagnostic technologies that target biomarkers for a range of diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced on Wednesday it has awarded Firefly BioWorks a $500,000 matching grant.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lucigen today said it has been awarded a $2.8 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for influenza.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant to DNAStar to fund the development of software for engineering antibodies.

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