Toronto-based Tm Bioscience last week launched its Tag-It CYP450-2D6 mutation detection kit — within days after Roche officially introduced its Affymetrix-platform diagnostic CYP450 GeneChip tests to great fanfare in the mainstream media.

“This [P450-2D6] is a rapidly growing test market for the pharmaceutical and the clinical sectors,” said Jeremy Bridge-Cook, Tm Bioscience vice president for business development. He told BioArray News that Tm is looking to compete with Roche and other test-makers on the basis of cost and efficiency.

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