NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CML HealthCare today said that it has licensed exclusive rights to offer Mitomics' prostate cancer test in Canada.

The Prostate Core Mitomic Test is a mitochondrial DNA-based test that detects malignant cells in biopsy tissue. The firms said it can detect mitochondrial DNA alterations in benign tissue when a tumor is present in adjacent tissue, and they noted that the test offers 85 percent sensitivity with a negative predictive value of 92 percent.

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