NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Luminex and Becton Dickinson’s Diagnostics-TriPath division have struck a development and supply agreement for biomarker-based cancer tests, Luminex said yesterday.
 
BD Diagnostics-TriPath will use Luminex’s multiplexing xMAP Technology, which allows multiple, simultaneous tests to be conducted using one sample, to develop diagnostic tests for certain cancers that BD will market.
 

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