Asuragen has launched two next-gen sequencing cancer panels and plans to roll them out as services in its CLIA-certified laboratory by the beginning of June. The panels, SuraSeq-200 and SuraSeq-500, assess 200 and 500 hotspot mutations across five and 17 oncogenes, respectively.

The panels were designed in-house using proprietary reagents and methods and have been optimized to assess samples from low-quality formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. Asuragen eventually plans to market the reagents themselves as products.

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