By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Asterand said today that it has won a contract from the National Institutes of Health valued at up to $24.3 million to support The Cancer Genome Atlas program.

Under the National Cancer Institute contract, which gives Asterand $5.4 million over a 17-month period and includes an option for renewal, the firm will supply clinically annotated human biospecimens to NCI for use in TCGA projects.

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