By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing technology company DxTerity Diagnostics said today that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to several blood-based cancer diagnostic tests from SourceMDx.

The IP covers gene expression assays for early diagnosis of breast and lung cancer and a test for determining survival and response to therapy for melanoma patients. They are covered by a portfolio of more than 30 US and international patent filings.

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