NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company Insight Genetics said on Monday it has been awarded two SBIR contracts from the National Cancer Institute to develop companion diagnostic tests aimed at lung cancer.

The contracts, which total about $1.7 million, will go toward developing tests to identify and characterize specific genetic mutations in lung cancer patients. The tests would help physicians decide which therapies are best suited for individual patients.

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