NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Looking to expand beyond ion channel drug screening, Librede has begun work on developing its core artificial lipid bilayer technology for use in an automated nanopore-based platform for microRNA diagnostics.

With the support of a six-month, $224,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute, the company aims to develop a prototype system that can detect the small, non-coding RNAs cheaply and with off-the-shelf reagents, CEO Jason Poulos told GenomeWeb.

Once that work is complete, Librede aims to test its approach in clinical samples, he said.

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