NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics said today that it has acquired the exclusive license to a genomic biomarker from Emory University for the development of a molecular diagnostic test for determining which therapies may be most suitable for specific patients with multiple myeloma.

A phase II biomarker-driven clinical trial is being conducted using the technology to validate its ability to predict outcomes of new generations of drugs for the blood cell cancer, Empire Genomics said.

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