NEW YORK, May 24 (GenomeWeb News) - Rosetta Genomics and US Genomics today said that they will co-develop an microRNA-based, non-invasive early-detection test for lung cancer.

 

The collaboration will pair US Genomics' Trilogy 2020 platform and Direct miRNA assay with Rosetta Genomics' microRNAs to create a molecular diagnostic that uses a blood sample to identify lung cancer, according to the firms.

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