Ventana Launches First IHC BRAF Mutation Test

Ventana Medical Systems, a Roche subsidiary, this week launched an immunohistochemistry test for gauging the BRAF V600E mutation in different tumor types.

The company claims this is the first such commercially available test on the market. Roche also markets a real-time PCR based companion diagnostic on the Cobas platform for assessing BRAF mutations in melanoma patients considering treatment with its BRAF inhibitor Zelboraf (vemurafenib).

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