Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

E-SAC Wins $4.72M Contract for CPTC Data Center


This story originally ran on Oct. 6

Rockville, Md.-based bioinformatics firm E-SAC has won a $4.72 million contract to develop and support a data center for the second stage of the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Proteomic Technologies for Cancer Initiative.

The data center will support the second phase of the initiative, in which eight proteome characterization centers will molecularly characterize several tumor types (PM 8/26/2011).

According to its website, E-SAC has done previous work for NCI and counts the institute's Center for Bioinformatics and Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences among its clients. It also does work for cancer diagnostics company Biomarker Strategies.

The second stage of the CPTC initiative is slated to last for five years. The data center award consists of a base period of one year plus four one-year options.

The Scan

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.

Family Genetic Risk Score Linked to Diagnostic Trajectory in Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers in JAMA Psychiatry find ties between high or low family genetic risk scores and diagnostic stability or change in four major psychiatric disorders over time.

Study Questions Existence of Fetal Microbiome

A study appearing in Nature this week suggests that the reported fetal microbiome might be the result of sample contamination.

Fruit Fly Study Explores Gut Microbiome Effects on Circadian Rhythm

With gut microbiome and gene expression experiments, researchers in PNAS see signs that the microbiome contributes to circadian rhythm synchronicity and stability in fruit flies.