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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics today announced it has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a genomic companion diagnostic test for multiple myeloma.

It is the first SBIR grant for Buffalo, NY-based Empire. The firm plans to use the funds to further develop its licensed technology for use in predicting multiple myeloma patient response to therapeutic treatments.

The grant lasts through October. According to the National Institutes of Health's grants database, the grant is for $142,432.

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