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Clarkson, SUNY Plattsburgh Win Army Tools Grant

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers at Clarkson University and State University New York – Plattsburgh will use funding from the US Army to purchase a new ultra nano high-performance liquid chromatography system, Waters' NanoAcquity UPLC, for use in proteomics research conducted by both schools.

Clarkson said yesterday that the $107,000 grant from the Army Research Office Defense University Research Instrumentation Program will help provide an HPLC system that will be "the first machine of its type" in New York's North Country region, and will be 500 to 1000 times more sensitive than the current HPLC system at Clarkson.

The HPLC instrument will be made available to researchers at Clarkson and SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as scientists from surrounding schools, including SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton, and St. Lawrence University.

The Army grant program funding the acquisition is designed to provide for the purchase of needed equipment that augments the current capabilities at a university, or helps it to develop new capabilities, to perform defense-related research.

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