NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics company Prolias Technologies today announced it has licensed intellectual property covering microRNA-based diagnostics from Cornell University.

The technologies were developed at the Weill Cornell Medical College. The first series of IP includes a panel called Thymira that differentiates malignant from benign indeterminate thyroid nodules. Prolias, which said it anticipates commercially launching the panel in the coming months, also has licensed an algorithm to interpret results.

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