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Despite the initial high cost, the firm believes the assay's improved accuracy and sensitivity will sway clinical and payor interest.

GenomeDx will have exclusive rights to distribute the molecular tests in most of the US, while Pathnostics continues to perform the assays in-house.

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Researchers used the approach to develop an assay to detect above-threshold triplet repeats in Huntington's disease, but also highlight a variety of other applications.

Amoy will supply its CD95 IHC and CpG2 qPCR kits to develop a companion diagnostic for Canbridge's lead product targeting recurrent glioblastoma multiforme.

The company plans to outlicense the assay, developed using a custom Affymetrix microarray, to an interested partner.

The firm said the assay provides flexible automation and accurately identifies all six HCV genotypes as well as subtypes 1a and 1b.

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The agreement now includes distribution of Roche's Kapa Biosystems portfolio in all geographies except the US, Brazil, and Japan.

The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.

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