NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Asuragen and Life Technologies have entered into an exclusive agreement to develop and commercialize a molecular diagnostic test to aid physicians in monitoring and treating patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

Asuragen's BCR/ABL1 assay will simultaneously detect and quantify BCR/ABL1 fusion transcripts (b2a2, b3a2, and e1a2) in a single reaction, Austin, Texas-based Asuragen said. The BCR/ABL1 fusion transcripts are present in roughly 95 percent of CML and 25 percent to 30 percent of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the firm added.

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