NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biocartis today said that it has CE marked its Idylla EGFR Mutation Test for lung cancer, which can now be sold throughout the European Economic Area.

The test enables detection of 51 EGFR mutations directly from one slice of FFPE tissue, which the firm said is in contrast with traditional EGFR testing methods that often require up to six or more tumor slices. The PCR-based test provides results in 2.5 hours and requires less than 2 minutes of hands-on time, according to Biocartis.

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