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.
A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.
Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.
Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.