By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – China Medical Technologies today announced that its PCR-based KRAS assay has been approved in China as a companion diagnostic for an undisclosed drug targeting colorectal cancer.

The assay was approved by China's State Food and Drug Administration for the detection of specific mutations in the KRAS gene. According to China Med Tech, about 40 percent of colorectal cancer patients have mutations to the gene that may render them non-responsive to the targeted drug.

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