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NEW YORK – Axim Biotechnologies plans to use an assay developed by recently acquired Sapphire Biotech as a companion diagnostic for drugs in development that inhibit  quiescin sulfydryl oxidase 1 (QSOX1), a tumor-derived enzyme involved in metastasis. 

Initially, San Diego-based Axim expects to launch it as a tissue-based, immunohistochemistry test in mid-2021. By early 2022, the company, which is also developing analogs to a drug it has licensed from Arizona State University, expects to market a dipstick version of the assay using plasma samples.

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Jul
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