NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Exiqon yesterday announced that it has exclusively licensed two sets of microRNA-based prostate cancer biomarkers from Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital.

One biomarker profile relates to urine-based, non-invasive diagnosis of prostate cancer; the other set of biomarkers comes from tissue samples and is relevant to patient stratification for improved treatment selection. Exiqon said in a statement that it will validate the biomarkers in both retrospective and prospective studies.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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