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Roche Licenses Gene Polymorphism for AmpliChip Test from Epidauros

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Epidauros Biotechnologie has licensed a genetic polymorphism to Roche Molecular Systems to include in its AmpliChip CYP450 test, the Bernried, Germany-based company said last week.


Under the non-exclusive license, Roche can use a polymorphism of the promoter region of the CYP2D6 gene in discovery, production, and commercialization of the AmpliChip.


Roche will make an upfront payment to Epidauros and pay the company royalties on sales of the AmpliChip CYP450 test, which is currently available in the European Union. Roche has said in the past that it intends to file the product for approval in the United States.

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