Trovagene is using RainDance Technologies' RainDrop Digital PCR system to develop and eventually run a cell-free transrenal BRAF mutation assay out of Trovagene's CLIA lab, the companies said this week.

San Diego-based Trovagene said last week that it had already validated the test, which detects BRAF mutations from cell-free DNA in urine, and said that it would be available sometime this quarter. However, the company did not disclose until this week that it was using the RainDrop system as the detection platform.

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