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Proteometrics Wins SBIR Grant from NIH to Create Data Archival System

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NEW YORK--Proteometrics, a bioinformatics company here that develops tools for analyzing, storing, and visualizing biological information, has been awarded a phase two Small Business Innovation Research grant from the US National Institutes of Health. The company said the grant will enable it to develop a high-throughput proteome analysis technology called Rapid Data Archival and Retrieval System, or Radars.

David Fenyo, president, said the system will provide researchers with the "first industrial-scale system that integrates analysis, comparison, and storage of data pertaining to protein mass spectra and protein sequences, as well as tools for effective visual interpretation of the information."

Fenyo said the company's Prowl system for identifying and characterizing proteins and protein interactions is already in use by several major pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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