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Applied Proteomics, DKFZ to Collaborate on Cancer MDx

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics today said that it will collaborate with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) on the discovery and development of molecular diagnostic tests for colon and pancreatic cancer.

Applied Proteomics President and CEO Peter Klemm said that the firm will leverage its mass spectrometry-based platform in the collaboration. Further terms were not provided by the partners.

San Diego-based Applied Proteomics noted that it is developing a blood-based test for precursors to colorectal cancer aimed at identifying high-risk patients for colonoscopy. The firm recently raised $28 million in a Series C financing round.

The Scan

Call for a Different Tack

Experts weigh the value of recent experiments testing genetically modified pig kidneys using brain-dead individuals, according to Nature News.

Wastewater Warning

The New York Times reports that wastewater surveillance in some parts of the US point to a possible surge.

Can't Get in the Program

Due to the Northern Ireland protocol dispute, the European Union is preventing UK researchers from joining the Horizon Europe research program, the Times of London reports.

Science Paper on Spatial-Controlled Genome Editing

In Science this week: approach to enable a CRISPR-Cas13a-based system to be used as a cancer therapy.