NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics today announced it was awarded a $1.5 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Cancer Institute to continue development of a diagnostic test aimed at non-small cell lung cancer.

The Fast Track contract will go toward the further development of a panel of assays for identifying and characterizing ongogenic ROS1, RET, and DEPDC1 in a population of NSCLC patients who are triple negative for mutations in EGFR, KRAS, or ALK, the Nashville, Tenn.-based company said.

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