NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – UK firm Sphere Fluidics announced today that it has won a $1.25 million grant to develop an automated, single-cell genome-engineering platform.

The company — along with Horizon Discovery in the UK, Twist Bioscience in the US, and the University of Edinburgh — were selected for the Open Innovation Grant by InnovateUK from a pool of participants that included companies in every industry in the UK.

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