NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Wake Forest University and spin-out company NanoMedica have received $860,000 in funding to move a bead-based genetic sequencing drug discovery technology closer to commercialization, Wake Forest said today.

The funding includes a $700,000 Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Institutes of Health and a $160,000 grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

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