NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Menarini-Silicon Biosystems said today that it has signed an agreement to purchase all the assets and relevant business related to the Cellsearch circulating tumor cell (CTC) system from Janssen Diagnostics for an undisclosed amount.

Cellsearch is used to help manage patients with metastatic breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. It is the only US Food and Drug Administration-cleared CTC test, and has been approved by the China FDA for use in monitoring breast cancer patients.

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