NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epigenetics-based molecular diagnostics company RiboMed Biotechnologies today announced a partnership with the Austrian Institute of Technology to develop and commercialize an assay based on lung cancer DNA methylation biomarkers discovered and validated by researchers at the institute.

The biomarkers allow for the early detection of lung cancer, as well as the subtyping of non-small cell lung cancer into adenocarcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, which are treated with different therapies.

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This online seminar will outline a recent example of the use of molecular barcoding in combination with next-generation sequencing to detect somatic mosaicism in cancer patients.