NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – UK genomics analysis firm Congenica today said that it has won a Small Business Research Initiative competition award for £200,000 ($337,373).

Congenica will use the award to further develop its Sapientia platform, a modular and scalable data analytics tool for annotating and clinically interpreting genomic sequencing data for both human genetic disease testing and research applications.

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