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Protein Discovery Wins $750K SBIR Grant to Further Develop Sample-Prep Tech

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Protein Discovery has received a $750,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to further develop its MALDIplex M5 sample-prep platform, the company said today.
The company said the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Research Resources awarded the grant for the technology, which is used in protein and small-molecule mass spectrometry-analysis projects.
The M5 prep station purifies, fractionates, concentrates and de-salts 96 samples for MALDI analysis in “less than an hour,” Protein Discovery said.
The M5 works with serum plasma, tissue biopsies, and homogenates of solid tissue, according to the company.

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