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Exiqon Establishes Grant Program to Fund microRNA Research


Exiqon this week said that it has set aside seed funding of $40,000 to support projects from researchers at academic and non-profit institutions.

According to Copenhagen, Denmark-based Exiqon, awards will be given to researchers who aim to understand how microRNA expression and function relates to normal cellular development and disease-related cellular pathways.

Recipients can use awards for the purchase of any Exiqon microRNA offering, including microarrays, as well as quantitative RT-PCR analysis, Northern blotting, in situ hybridization, and knockdown studies. Exiqon also offers microRNA profiling services for microarray and qRT-PCR analysis, the firm said.

Applications for the program are due no later than Feb. 28 and can be filed electronically here. Grant recipients will be announced on or about March 15.

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