NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Diagnostics company Applied Proteomics plans to release a second-generation version of its SimpliPro Colon proteomic colon cancer test within the next several months.

Like the original test, the new version is intended for increasing patient compliance with recommended colonoscopies in patients with elevated risk of colon cancer.

It improves upon the first-generation test primarily by offering higher specificity. Additionally, the new test will run on a multiplex platform from Meso Scale Discovery, which will lower costs, said API CEO Premal Shah.

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