NanoString Gets Canadian OK for Prosigna Assay | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString Technologies said after the close of the market Tuesday that Canadian regulatory authorities have cleared the firm's Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay for marketing.

The Class III Medical Device License from Health Canada clears the Prosigna assay for assessing a woman's 10-year risk of distant recurrence of breast cancer and accurately identifying the intrinsic biologic subtype of the tumor.

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