STTR grant

Proposed increases to small business programs touch off fight between business and research groups, ScienceInsider reports.

The partners will augment the multiplexing capabilities of ICE COLD-PCR, which was developed at Dana-Farber and is exclusively licensed to Transgenomic.

The test detects a signature molecular marker upregulated by viable bacteria, and will be useful for pediatric, extrapulmonary, and AIDS-related TB.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diffinity Genomics has won a pair of grants worth a total of $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support the company's ongoing development of new technologies and products for rapid nucleic acid purification using specialized pipette tips.

The NIH wants to fuel development of new proteomics technologies and glycomics tools through its SBIR/STTR program.

NCI expects its new Regulatory Assistance Program to provide guidance as some SBIR firms chart their course toward FDA approval.

The company will use the NIH grant to develop protein biomarkers for use in developing diagnostics for endometriosis.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.