Two faculty receive instrumentation grants from NC Biotech

Machines for fluid handling, imaging

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center has awarded two institutional development grants to Duke faculty. So Young Kim, assistant research professor and director of the RNAi screening facility, will be purchasing an Echo 550 liquid handler for rapid nanoliter liquid transfers with a $200,000 grant. Gregory Palmer, an assistant professor in radiation oncology, is purchasing a fluorescence and luminescence imaging instrument for live small animals with a $135,200 grant. The awards are among $2.4 million in loans and grants NCBiotech gave out last quarter.