NEW YORK (360Dx) – Arquer Diagnostics announced today that it has been awarded a  £70,000 ($86,038) grant from Innovate UK to prepare for a clinical study of its ELISA-based noninvasive prostate cancer test.

The test — called MCM5-ELISA — detects minichromosome maintenance, a protein biomarker of dividing cancer cells. The planned study will evaluate the test using urine and semen samples from up to 100 patients and help the company design a larger clinical trial that is expected to start later this year.

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