NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm Biocartis today announced that it has licensed from Hospital del Mar in Spain the rights to an EGFR biomarker for colon cancer.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based firm plans to develop an EGFR mutation test that can help doctors further refine the best responder population among colon cancer patients receiving EGFR inhibitors.

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