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AviaraDx, Mass General Cancer Center to Co-Develop Dx for Targeted Cancer Drugs

NEW YORK, May 17 (GenomeWeb News) - AviaraDx, formerly known as Arcturus Bioscience, and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center plan to identify molecular profiles for multiple types of cancer, and hope to develop diagnostics that could help predict the way a patient may respond to certain targeted cancer drugs.

 

Over the next two years, researchers at MGH and AviaraDx will perform gene sequencing and gene expression analysis on a "large number" of cancers to determine genes, gene signatures, and polymorphisms that correlate with response to specific drugs used for a "wide range" of cancers.

 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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