The Roche Diagnostics AmpliChip microarray product will have not one, but several hurdles to cross before it can gain a seal of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The microarray-based product, designed by Roche, and manufactured by Affymetrix, will have to gain FDA approval as an in vitro diagnostic device, and, according to Janet Woodcock, director for the Center for Drug Evaluation & Research of the FDA, the agency will have to validate the data the device provides — for each test it performs.

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