Government contractor FedCentric has previously built high-performance data analytics software for the US Postal Service to improve logistics.
By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
The agreement to develop improved methods of isolating nucleic acids from tumor samples is expected to yield new commercial products for Biomatrica and provide the company with a foothold in the molecular diagnostics market.
SAIC-Frederick and Biomatrica are collaborating on developing better processes for isolating nucleic acids from tumor samples collected by pathologists in clinics.
Under its subcontract with SAIC-Frederick, GNS will use its REFS platform to assess NCI data on several oncology drugs.
SAIC-Frederick is seeking a subcontractor to run a Comprehensive Data Resource to support the biorepository and biospecimen research programs.
The partners will use Complete Genomics' sequencing and bioinformatics services to analyze 50 tumor-normal pairs.
The collaboration is part of NCI's Advanced Technology Partnerships Initiative, which "seeks to reduce the time and cost of developing new cancer treatments," according to a statement
Under a collaboration, the two firms will integrate Geospiza software with Pacific Biosciences' PacBio RS platform.
Under the partnership, SAIC-Frederick researchers at the Core Genotyping Facility will use the Fluidigm Access Array system to target and amplify the genome of EBV DNA virus.
An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.
In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.
The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.
The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.