NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dutch molecular diagnostics firm SkylineDx today announced it has received CE-IVD certification for its MMprofiler.

The test determines prognosis risk for multiple myeloma patients based on the SKY92 gene signature and is used to stratify patients into standard and high-risk groups. The firm said in a statement that the gene signature outperforms current standard risk indicators for myeloma, such as serum albumen levels and fluorescent in situ hybridization.

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