InnoGenomics, the New Orleans genetics startup, announced that it has been awarded a $150,000 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant by the National Science Foundation that will accelerate the company’s work in the evaluation, identification and development of next-generation methods and markers for use in human DNA identification.
The cutting-edge forensic genetics company recently launched its research operations at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. InnoGenomics is trying to evaluate, identify and develop next generation methods and markers for use in human DNA identification.
The startup claims that it is poised to lead the DNA identification industry with next generation genetic markers and methods. The new test systems seek to identify a DNA sample source that cannot be accurately identified utilizing currently available genetic marker systems.
InnoGenomics was founded by Dr. Sudhir Sinha, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Tulane University’s School of Medicine in New Orleans, and Anne Montgomery, both national leaders in human DNA identification.