NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioNanomatrix has received a Phase II grant in the amount of nearly $2.1 million from the National Human Genome Research Institute to support further development of the firm's single-molecule nanoscale whole-genome analyzer.

The 30-month Small Business Innovation Research award was made under the BioEngineering Nanotechnology Initiative, which is intended to support the development of nanotechnologies for biomedicine applications. The newest grant follows completion of a similar Phase I grant for initial development of the technology.

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