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NCI Awards Insightful $1.4M in Contracts to Develop Proteomic Software

NEW YORK, May 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Statistical software developer Insightful said today that the National Cancer Institute has awarded it two Phase II contracts worth $1,394,027 to develop proteomics software.


Under the terms of the two-year contracts, Insightful will develop software for identifying protein biomarkers and will also develop a product called S+Proteome for processing and analyzing protein mass spectral data.


The awards follow on two preliminary software-development contracts worth $186,000 that NCI awarded Insightful in February.


S+Proteome will be built upon Insightful's S-Plus and S+ArrayAnalyzer software products.


As part of the phase II contracts, Insightful said it will also write a book on the analysis of mass spectra data using S-Plus and S+Proteome.

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