NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Swiss diagnostics firm ProteoMedix aims to launch its proteomic prostate cancer diagnostic within the next 18 months, CFO Christian Bruehlmann told Genomeweb this week.

The company recently completed several clinical studies and closed a CHF 5 million ($5.2 million) financing round to support commercialization of the test, which is intended as an aid for diagnosing prostate cancer in cases where current conventional measures are equivocal.

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