University of Pittsburgh

The seven-gene NGS-based test is available for patients who are found to have pancreatic cysts, and can help physicians decide whether to remove them. 

A research collaboration involving several universities has yielded a technique that they said isolates exosomes from biological samples more effectively than incumbent methods.

The blood-based test is based on three serum biomarkers —matrix metallopeptidase-9, neuron-specific enolase, and vascular cellular adhesion molecule-1.