NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Saladax Biomedical today said that it will offer its My5-FU assay as part of its MyCare service offering later this year after regaining marketing rights to the test from Myriad Genetics.

The Bethlehem, Pa.-based firm said that it would begin offering the assay, which is used to help guide optimized dosing of infusional 5-fluorouracil to patients, later this year when its CLIA lab commences operations in June. 5-FU is used to treat several types of cancers.

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