NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioTrove and Gene Express said today that they have been awarded a two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a genetic profiling test for the risk of lung cancer in collaboration with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
 
The researchers will combine BioTrove’s OpenArray PCR platform, Gene Express’ PCR standards, and Mount Sinai’s clinical knowledge to study genetic biomarkers linked to lung cancer.
 

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