NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic today announced a deal with Amgen to develop a CE-IVD test to screen patients with metastatic colorectal cancer for KRAS and NRAS mutations.

The mutations will be identified with Transgenomic's CE-IVD CRC RAScan kits, which use Surveyor-Wave technology. The test will allow physicians to incorporate tumor mutation status into their treatment decisions.

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