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NIH Ponies Up for miRNA Research

by Chris on September 24, 2009

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…which awarded nearly $1.5 million in one-year Small Business Innovation Research grants to companies playing in the RNAi and microRNA fields… (read more)

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Yale spinout 3PrimiR pulls in $2M in funding

by Chris on September 16, 2009

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Spawned by Yale University, biotech company 3PrimiR Inc., which is focused on applying microRNA discoveries to cancer diagnostics, has raised $2 million in a planned $4 million equity financing, according to federal documents.

According to the website of Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, Westport, Conn.-based 3PrimiR was founded by Yale scientists based on their discoveries of the predictive roles of mutations affecting microRNA in cancers. The filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission notes the two company executives as Barbara Mignogna-Korus and Andrew Weidhaas.  (read more)

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miRNAs, which were discovered only 15 years ago, are short sequences of nucleotides that occur naturally within cells. It is estimated that there are about …(read more)

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