NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PDI said after the close of the market Wednesday that its Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary will enter the molecular diagnostics market through the acquisition of two tests from Asuragen.

PDI said that it will pay Asuragen $8 million upfront in cash, future commercial milestone-based payments, and royalties for the miRInform Thyroid and Pancreas cancer tests, IP related to the tests and other tests in development for thyroid cancer, as well as a tissue sample biobank containing more than 5,000 samples.

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