By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe and DiagnoCure said today that Gen-Probe has received a regulatory medical device license from Health Canada, the Canadian government's department responsible for national public health, for a molecular urine test that determines the need for repeat biopsies for prostate cancer.

Gen-Probe exclusively licensed the worldwide rights to the PCA3 gene, on which its Progensa PCA3 assay is based, from its commercial partner DiagnoCure in 2003.

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