NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Integral Molecular said today that the National Cancer Institute has awarded it a $150,000 contract to map epitopes for monoclonal antibodies directed against cancer biomarkers.

Integral, based in Philadelphia, will analyze protein targets of interest to the clinical cancer proteomics community using shotgun mutagenesis mapping technology to identify amino acids essential for antibody binding and to discover and characterize cancer-specific biomarkers.

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