IDT Wins SBIR Award for Gene Silencing Tech | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Nucleic acids provider Integrated DNA Technologies said today that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant to continue developing a gene silencing technology project it is developing with a start-up firm called SilaGene.

The new technology uses U1 adapters to down-regulate gene expression at the pre-mRNA stage, which could be used as a method of gene silencing in potential therapeutic technologies.

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