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ArcherDx SureShot Triple Fusion-Positive NGS Control

ArcherDx, in partnership with Horizon Discovery Group, has launched the Archer SureShot ALK, RET, ROS1 Fusion Control to benchmark greater in gene fusion detection using Archer FusionPlex Panels. The reference control is composed of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded curls of homogeneously mixed, precisely defined cell lines that contain EML4-ALK, CCDC6-RET, and SLC34A2-ROS1 fusions. SureShot negative controls are also available, containing 100 percent wild-type cells that carry no target-gene fusion.

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