NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has exclusively licensed an exosome-based diagnostic technology to Peregrine Pharmaceuticals.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Peregrine VP of Preclinical Research Jeff Hutchins said in a statement that the technology could be used as a companion diagnostic in the development of the firm's lead cancer immunotherapy candidate bavituximab, as well as a more general test for cancer detection and monitoring.

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Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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