Hutch Center Startup Wins Washington State Grant | GenomeWeb

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Washington State's Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded a $150,000 grant to a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientist to fund a DNA sequencing technology that will be commercialized through a new company called Adaptive TCR Corporation.

The grant, which is part of a $600,000 LSDF program going to four Washington-based research teams, will be used to enhance a DNA sequencing technology that profiles T cells within the immune system.

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