NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – PrimeraDx has landed a grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a gene expression profiling assay that can rapidly detect diffuse large B-Cell lymphoma (DLBCL) subgroups, making it easier to diagnose the disease, select treatment options, and predict the likelihood of patient response to therapy and survival.

The company will use the $335,186 grant, funded under the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies Program, to develop the assay on its ICEPlex PCR-based platform, which uses formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens.

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