NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DxS and Exosome Diagnostics said today that they will collaborate on developing blood-based companion diagnostics for cancer gene mutations, such as KRAS, BRAF, and EGFR.

Under the collaboration, the firms will team DxS' Scorpions real-time PCR Mutation Test Kits with Exosome's xOS technology for harvesting nucleic acids from blood exosomes. The firms hope to develop test kits that will measure gene mutations in blood and predict patient response to targeted therapies.

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