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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company Insight Genetics said on Monday it has been awarded two SBIR contracts from the National Cancer Institute to develop companion diagnostic tests aimed at lung cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – New England Biolabs announced Thursday that it has received a $640,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand its research into development of enzymatic tools for epigenetic analysis.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wake Forest University and spin-out company NanoMedica have received $860,000 in funding to move a bead-based genetic sequencing drug discovery technology closer to commercialization, Wake Forest said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mediomics has reeled in a $997,251 grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue developing technologies for monitoring the titer and quality of recombinant biologics, the company said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sharp Edge Labs announced on Monday it has been awarded a $156,000 Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop biosensor technology.

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.

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