NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DiaTech Oncology has struck a license agreement with Vanderbilt University for a microkinetic assay that can be used to determine a patient's chemotherapy treatment and dosing needs, the university said today.

The Brentwood, Tenn.-based company has licensed the MiCK test, which was developed at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, which will be used in a service that measures the response through apoptosis of patients' cancer cells to a number of different chemotherapeutic drugs.

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