As microRNAs are increasingly associated with biological functioning and various disease states, the number of researchers and companies developing tools for miRNA detection and quantification has been rapidly growing.
 
Now, a Newark, NJ-based startup has joined the ranks. With a one-year grant worth $133,596 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Rational Affinity Devices has begun developing a microarray platform to profile human, mouse, and rat miRNA levels using molecular beacons.

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