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BioNanomatrix Awarded Supplemental Funding to Accelerate Commercialization of Innovative Single-Molecule Analyzer
Date:10/15/2009

an easy-to-use and highly accessible way. We believe our technology has the potential to increase the utility of whole genome imaging and analysis for a wide range of research and diagnostic applications, and we are very pleased that NHGRI is continuing to support our progress towards commercialization."

These two new supplemental grants bring the total that BioNanomatrix has been awarded under the Phase II NHGRI grant program to more than $2.8 million. These grants are part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, awarded under the NIH BECON II nanotech initiative, an interdisciplinary, multi-institutes consortium. BioNanomatrix is also the co-recipient of an $8.8 million multi-year grant from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program (NIST-ATP) to develop a system capable of sequencing the human genome in eight hours at a cost of less than $100.

About BioNanomatrix

BioNanomatrix is developing breakthrough nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platforms for applications in biomedical research, genetic diagnostics and personalized medicine. The company's platform technology is designed to allow researchers to directly image and analyze very long, individual intact strands of DNA at the single-molecule level, at high resolution and with very high throughputs. This technology has the potential to increase the utility of whole genome imaging and analysis for a wide range of research and diagnostic applications, providing fast, comprehensive, and low-cost analysis of genomic, epigenomic and proteomic information. Its current development efforts include a NIST-ATP funded project to sequence the human genome at a cost of $100. The company also receives funding from the National Institutes of Health. BioNanomatrix's technologies are licensed exclusively from Princeton University. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For mo
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