NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – HTG Molecular Diagnostics and French biotechnology firm Firalis announced yesterday that they have formed a partnership to develop a next-generation sequencing-based assay for identifying rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients like to respond to anti-TNF-alpha therapies.

Called RABIOPRED, the assay was developed through a EU-funded project led by French personalized medicine firm Tc Land Expression and Firalis. It is based on a gene-expression panel that includes more than 2,100 microRNAs and runs on HTG's EdgeSeq platform.

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