NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The German biotech company Kinaxo Biotechnologies, a spinout of the Max Planck Institute, and Bayer Vital announced today that they have formed a collaboration to identify novel phosphoproteomics biomarkers for predicting cancer treatment outcomes.

The researchers plan to use Kinaxo's quantitative phosphoproteomics technology, PhosphoScout, to find and quantify phosphorylation sites as part of a clinical trial conducted by Bayer Vital on the use of oral anti-cancer drug sorafenib (Nexavar) in acute myeloid leukemia.

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