NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Parabricks, a startup maker of software for next-generation sequencing analysis, has won an approximately $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to advance R&D on secondary genomic analysis.

The Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund added $125,000 on top of that to help the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company commercialize its technology.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.