Metagenomics Consortium Wins €8.8M European Grant to Devise Next-Gen Screening Platform | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The European Commission has awarded a new consortium €8.8 million ($9.8 million) to develop a next-generation microfluidics-based platform for the functional screening of metagenomic libraries.

The aim of the group, dubbed Metafluidics, is to replace the "cumbersome" technologies currently used to study genetic material obtained from environmental samples with a new approach that is "cheaper, faster, and higher throughput," according to project participants.

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