FDA s Frueh Says Agency is Open-Minded About Reviewing Proteomic Biomarkers | GenomeWeb

Though they are still significantly behind genomic biomarkers, protein biomarkers appear to be gaining steam as components in molecular diagnostic and pharmacogenomics applications.

Last month, Correlogic, which uses bioinformatics to identify protein patterns, obtained an undisclosed equity investment from Quest Diagnostics, which happens to be a long-term R&D collaborator. And last week, Ciphergen, which identifies protein biomarkers by using its SELDI platform, said it is in discussions with Quest to develop its own diagnostic.

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