This story originally ran on June 30.

Australian diagnostics company HealthLinx released data last week suggesting the potential of one of its biomarkers for use as a prostate cancer diagnostic.

In a study using a well-defined set of 30 prostate cancer plasma samples and 14 male controls, researchers detected the biomarker – which HealthLinx, citing a need to protect ongoing patent applications, identified only as CM1 – in only three of the 14 control samples, while detecting elevated concentrations in 27 of the 30 prostate cancer samples.

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