NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Contextual Genomics has signed a deal to offer its Find-It solid tumor test in Brazil through Sao Paulo-based diagnostics firm Idengene, the companies said today.

Find-It is a next-generation sequencing-based multiplex assay that screens 120 hotspots and 17 exons in 33 known cancer genes to help clinicians select the best treatment for a specific patient, recognize acquired drug-resistant mutations, and determine prognostic and diagnostic implications for patient care.

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