NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Prometheus Laboratories has licensed US rights to Rosetta Genomics' recently introduced microRNA-based tests and has taken an equity stake in the molecular diagnostics firm.

San Diego-based Prometheus has gained the right to sell the miRview mets, miRview squamous, and miRview meso, which Rosetta launched in late 2008. It will provide Rosetta with payments, either in the form of milestones or R&D funding, and royalties based on net sales in the US.

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