NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As part of an upcoming phase III study of its investigational non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) drug elafibranor, French biopharmaceutical firm Genfit is aiming to validate a diagnostic method that uses blood-based biomarkers to identify patients with the disease who are candidates for treatment.

While the test won't be used to select trial participants, it is expected to launch at the same time as elafibranor and help clinicians know which patients should receive therapy without the need for liver biopsy.

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In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
27
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will present data from the FLAURA trial and show the clinical utility of liquid biopsy in identifying non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who may benefit from targeted TKI therapies.