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.