NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK firm ProKyma today announced a £482,000 ($783,211) grant from the National Institute for Health Research to further develop its technology to detect circulating tumor cells.

The funding will be used by the spinout of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory — a center of scientific excellence for the Ministry of Defence — to use its KymaSep technology to find a patient's specific cancer mutation.

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