NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Kreatech Diagnostics and Oridis Biomarkers today said that they will co-develop and commercialize DNA-FISH assays for oncology applications.

The firms intend to develop the assays as companion diagnostics for pharmaceutical firms conducting pre-clinical and clinical development of new compounds. Amsterdam, The Netherlands--based Kreatech said that it expects to begin commercializing assays in the second half of this year.

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