GenomeWeb Feature: The Unsteady March of Cancer Protein Biomarkers into the Clinic | GenomeWeb

In March 2010, Austin, Texas-based diagnostics firm Vermillion launched sales of its OVA1 ovarian cancer test. A panel of five proteins intended to guide treatment decisions in women with ovarian masses, the test was the culmination of — to summarize briefly — 10-plus years of research, two corporate name changes, and a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. As such, its release was greeted by Vermillion investors and observers as something of a watershed event.

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