NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Advanced Cell Diagnostics today said that it has named Genoptix BioPharma Services as its first partner under its CLIA Certified RNAscope Service Provider program.

ACD's RNAscope is used to identify and validate RNA biomarkers in tissue for research, molecular diagnostic, and companion diagnostic applications. The Hayward, Calif.-based firm said that its pharmaceutical clients have been using the technology in Phase I and II studies, but Phase III clinical testing must be performed in a CLIA environment.

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