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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biotech firm HemoShear today announced a $4.3 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to profile the effects of 50 known drugs on the human blood vessel system using the company's proprietary human vascular surrogate system.

The grant, the third received by the Charlottesville, Va.-based company in the past two years, is from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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