By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Amoy Diagnostics this week received marketing approval from China's State Food and Drug Administration for its EGFR and BRAF tests for clinical use.

The AmoyDx EGFR assay tests for mutations in the tyrosine kinase domain associated with sensitivity to the kinase inhibitors gefitinib (Iressa) and erlotinib (Tarceva). According to the Ziamen, China-based firm, the test also detects the T790M mutation that is associated with resistance to treatment.

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