NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Santa Cruz, California-based Somagenics has won a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a technology for quantitative real-time PCR of fragmented RNA samples.

The funding — $287,788 over nine months — comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The firm also received a $300,000 SBIR from the National Cancer Institute in 2012 to develop the method.

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