NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Enigma Diagnostics this week said that it has received a Biomedical Catalyst grant from the UK government to support further development of multiplexed PCR assays using the firm's ResonSense probing technology. It didn't disclose the amount of funding it received under the grant. The firm said it plans to use the money to demonstrate ResonSense can detect and differentiate "many more target sequences in a single closed-tube assay than conventional PCR chemistries."

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