NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pressure BioSciences has been awarded a grant of $110,000 from the National Institutes of Health for its pressure cycling technology, the company said today.

The Small Business Innovation Research grant, from the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is focused on funding development of sample preparation technology using pressure for microbiome studies and for clinical diagnostics. The company said that the research calls for PCT to be used to prepare all of the samples for the study.

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