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The funding will be used to adapt the company's web-based genomic data analysis methods platform for computational analyses developed for ENCODE.
The company said the NIH funding will enable it to further validate the saliva-based test and prepare it for commercial launch later this year.
The firm will use the funds to develop its Singulator system, which uses single-use sample cartridges and reagents to rapidly isolate cells and nuclei.
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.
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.
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.
The NIH wants to fuel development of new proteomics technologies and glycomics tools through its SBIR/STTR program.
Russia says its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has a very high efficacy rate in an initial analysis of clinical trial data, according to the Financial Times.
Wired reports on a microbial analysis of sketches drawn by Leonardo DaVinci.
A new survey explores coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among Black and Latino individuals, the Washington Post reports.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: the Aging Atlas database, a database of human metagenome-related metadata, and more.