NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has cleared Gencurix's GenesWell ddEGFR Mutation Test for clinical use as a companion diagnostic, the company said this week.

Gencurix's assay can be used to select which non-small cell lung cancer patients will respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The test is run on Bio-Rad's droplet digital PCR-based platform.

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