NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the proceeds of a recently awarded a one-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, startup Nawgen is aiming to develop a portfolio of real-time PCR assays for microRNA expression profiling covering the entire human and mouse genomes.

According to Xiaowei Wang, a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis who founded Nawgen, the assays are expected to be ready by early next year. The company is currently exploring its options for sales and marketing, including partnering with a bigger life sciences player, he added.

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