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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Adaptive Biotechnologies today said that it has received a $2.53 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to support its adaptive immune system testing technology.

The Seattle-based firm said that it will use the funds, provided by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to help commercialize a test that measures the ability of a cancer patient's adaptive immune system to fight infection after a cord blood transplant. Adaptive's test is based on its immunoSEQ next-generation sequencing platform.

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