The National Institutes of Health last week issued as part of the Protein Capture Program a solicitation for grant applications for improved approaches to producing protein affinity reagents.

The initiative, which in 2011 aims to make three to five awards totaling $5 million, will focus on technologies that have shown proof of principle but need additional funds to demonstrate scalability and which could be ready for proteome-scale research projects within three to five years.

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