NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm IntegraGen said today that it has acquired the exclusive rights to use a specific microRNA as a biomarker for predicting patient outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer.

The license was obtained from the Paris Descartes University, INSERM, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, and the Assistance Publique — Hopitaux de Paris. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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