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The 72-SNP score is for men of European ancestry who don't have mutations in high penetrance risk genes or mutations in genes associated with aggressive disease.

The company published data from a 1,102-patient trial that found that amino acid markers could be useful for diagnosing the condition in a subset of patients.

The firm is also developing a second system designed to run clinical chemistry tests for low- and medium-volume labs.

Since introducing new clinical platforms last year, Sciex has launched an automated sample prep system while Thermo Fisher has begun customer beta testing.

The company was encouraged by the clinical use of the existing handheld instrument in hospitals and soon plans to launch it with a broader menu, it said at AACC.

A spin-out of the University of Geneva and Barcelona's Vall d’Hebron Research Institute, the company is focused on protein biomarkers for brain injury.

The Israeli firm recently announced the results of a multicenter study of its Bladder EpiCheck test in addition to netting €2.5 million in EU funding to develop a lung cancer assay.

With the partnership, Beckman will this month launch the iQ Urinalysis Workcell in the US. The workcell consists of an automated urine analyzer from each company.

Having achieved CE marking, the new OLO system has launched in Europe and non-US countries, while the company is conducting studies necessary for US FDA clearance.

The Dutch multinational is now on track to introduce a kitted version of the assay, which can be run on standard quantitative PCR equipment, by the end of the year.

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