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Opaldia to Distribute Agendia s MammaPrint and CupPrint Tests in UK

NEW YORK, March 30 (GenomeWeb News) - Opaldia will distribute Agendia's MammaPrint and CupPrint tests in the United Kingdom, the companies said today.

 

MammaPrint uses a 70-gene profile to classify breast cancer patients as 'low' or 'high' risk for developing distant metastasis in a 10-year period.

 

The CupPrint test, meantime, is intended to identify the primary tumor in patients with cancer of unknown primary.

 

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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