Aiming to gain a foothold in Europe's emerging next-gen sequencing-based diagnostic market, Multiplicom of Belgium is offering multiplex PCR amplification kits for a range of inherited cancers and other genetic disorders.

Starting in September, the company, a spin-off from the University of Antwerp and VIB, a non-profit life sciences research institute, will offer its first CE/IVD-marked kit, the BRCA MASTR Dx assay for multiplex amplification of the BRCA 1 and 2 exons for next-gen sequencing, to genetic testing labs in Europe.

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