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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Almac Diagnostics has developed a microarray-based test that can be used to determine which ovarian cancer patients will have a good prognosis following chemotherapy.

The company is currently validating the test, which is run on the Affymetrix platform, with the intention of making it available for clinical use next year. Almac also believes the assay could be used to stratify patients suffering from other cancers who have undergone chemotherapy, according to Richard Kennedy, the firm's medical director.

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