Sample prep firm Labcyte said this week that it has received a $1 million Phase II small business innovation research grant for work on developing the company's acoustic liquid handling system as part of MALDI mass spec workflows.

The award, which follows a $196,000 Phase I SBIR grant the company received in November 2011, will fund a collaboration between Labcyte and researchers at Stanford University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center exploring the use of MALDI mass spec for verification and validation of breast cancer biomarkers.

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