NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Contextual Genomics and the Personalized Medicine Initiative today announced that ArcherDx has joined the Canadian National Access Project for Cancer Testing.

ArcherDx's gene fusion assays will be used to help identify lung cancer gene mutations, Contextual Genomics CEO Chris Wagner said in a statement. ArcherDx's FusionPlex technology can detect EML4-ALK gene fusions and will "enhance our cancer panel tests to identify this mutated gene fusion in lung cancer patients," he said.

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