NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Protea Biosciences Group said today that it has undertaken a collaborative research effort with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with an initial focus on lung cancer.

The partners will use Protea's next generation LAESI (Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization) direct molecular imaging technology to analyze cancer cells. Protea said they will "generate molecular data profiles of cancer cells in tissue and biofluids to improve the understanding of a cancer's origin."

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