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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PreCyte has received a one-year, $300,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a blood-based lung cancer diagnostic based on its core Indicator Cell Assay Platform (ICAP) technology.

ICAP was originally developed at the Institute for Systems Biology in the lab of company Co-founder John Aitchison and involves the use of cultured cells as biosensors, exposing them to patient serum and analyzing the transcriptional effect.

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