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AutoGenomics and Targeted Molecular Dx to Co-Develop Cancer Biomarker Test on Microarray Platform

NEW YORK, July 28 (GenomeWeb News) - AutoGenomics of Carlsbad, Calif., and Targeted Molecular Diagnostics of Westmont, Ill., will co-develop cancer biomarkers for pharmacogenomic tests on a microarray platform, the companies said yesterday.


Under the three-year partnership, Targeted Molecular will develop BioFilmChip microarray content, based on its knowledge of signaling pathways, while AutoGenomics will develop the tests on its Infiniti platform.


The first test will be a gene expression assay for tumor response and resistance to compounds targeting the HER1 and HER2 pathways. Future assays will cover breast cancer response to therapies, apoptotic response, and resistance to chemotherapy.

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