NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Santa Cruz, California-based Two Pore Guys said today that it is collaborating with oncologists at the University of California, San Francisco to develop a liquid biopsy assay. The UCSF team plans to evaluate Two Pore Guys' handheld nanopore platform for detecting circulating tumor DNA, and specifically, for detecting a KRAS mutation from blood and urine samples.

Andrew Ko, a professor of hematology and oncology and gastrointestinal cancer specialist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, will lead the study.

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