Roche and Affymetrix announced last week that they had received European regulatory approval to market a microarray-based platform for in vitro diagnostic purposes as well as the first test to be used on Affymetrix’s system.

The CE mark, which was granted for both Affymetrix’s GeneChip System 3000Dx and Roche’s CYP450 test, marks an important milestone in the firms’ ongoing collaboration. Despite earlier setbacks, it also signals the beginning of a new era in molecular diagnostics, pushing the industry a step closer to personalized medicine.

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