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Physics Team to Lead Search for Drug Discovery

Jason Gagliano
Wake Forest researchers received a $700,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to bring to market a new drug-discovery tool using next-generation genetic sequencing.The NIH awarded the funding through its Small Business Innovation Research program, and Wake Forest will share the funds with partner NanoMedica, a Winston-Salem company that has licensed the patent for Next-Gen Lab-on-Bead. The research is being conducted by Prof. Keith Bonin, Prof. Jed Macosko, Prof. Martin Guthold, and Kenan Fellow Jason Gagliano, all in the physics department. For more details on the award and the work, please see the link:


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