NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MolecularMD has submitted a Premarket Approval application with the US Food and Drug Administration for a companion diagnostic test to leukemia drug ponatinib.

The Portland, Ore.-based firm said after the close of the market Monday that it had filed for clearance of its BCR-ABL T315I Mutation Test, which detects the T315I mutation in BCR-ABL RNA transcripts in blood using Sanger sequencing technology. It said the test can identify patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia who have the mutation.

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