NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics and Kindstar Globalgene Technology announced Thursday evening a licensing deal for the Insight ALK Screen lung cancer test.

Under the terms, Insight ALK Screen will be added to Kindstar's menu of tests directed at cancer diagnosis and care offered in China and surrounding areas. Kindstar anticipates offering Insight ALK Screen in China, Hong Kong, and Macau starting next month.

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