Enumeral Biomedical Awarded Phase II SBIR Contract From The National Cancer Institute To Advance Human Tissue Immuno-Oncology Profiling
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enumeral (OTCQB:ENUM) has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for $999,967 over two years. The company will be developing an advanced, automated prototype system for human tissue immuno-oncology profiling, which it will deploy at two leading medical institutions over the course of the contract. The NCI will be funding the entirety of the program, which will complement Enumeral’s other internal research and development efforts.
Small volume clinical specimens such as core biopsy or fine needle aspirates often contain limited numbers of cells and can be challenging to analyze with conventional technologies. This Phase II program utilizes Enumeral's platform to obtain multiplexed information from human tissue samples of limited cellularity, potentially addressing these challenges. Enumeral generated proof of concept in this area under a Phase I contract in 2012 and 2013.
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