By Doug Macron

Having recently raised $4 million through a round of private financing and a grant from the National Institutes of Health, startup Firefly BioWorks this month formally unveiled its first product, the FirePlex custom assay for microRNA detection.

Meantime, the company is weighing its options to further develop the technology with an eye toward moving into the miRNA diagnostics space, company officials told Gene Silencing News this week.

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