NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Abbott has obtained a non-exclusive license to use Rubicon Genomics' MethylPlex methylation-detection technology, which it will use to develop in vitro diagnostics that detect presence or risk of prostate, bladder, and colon cancer, Rubicon said today.

The deal, which was struck as part of an ongoing agreement between the two companies, also grants Abbott a non-exclusive license to use the MethylPlex for screening applications with other diseases, and options to colon cancer biomarkers that it co-developed with Rubicon.

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