Startup Behavioral Diagnostics Wins SBIR Grant to Develop Smoking Cessation Methylation Assay | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Iowa City-based Behavioral Diagnostics recently won a one-year, $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to fund development of its quantitative measure of cigarette smoking and cessation.

Based upon previous research of a particular methylation mark, the test will assay extent of remethylation of a site demethylated by cigarette smoking but not by nicotine replacement therapy.

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