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OncoMethylome to Use BioTrove's Nanoplates to Develop Cancer Biomarkers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — OncoMethylome will use BioTrove’s OpenArray PCR screening technology to develop gene-methylation cancer biomarkers, BioTrove said today.
 
Terms of the multi-year supply agreement call for BioTrove to provide its OpenArray nanoplates and instruments to help OncoMethylome study and develop DNA methylation-based biomarkers, BioTrove said.
 
OncoMethylome focuses on detecting cancer cells and using PCR tests to predict their response to treatments.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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