bioMérieux and ExonHit Therapeutics initiate their third diagnostic program

09-Jan-2007

bioMérieux and ExonHit Therapeutics announced the initiation of their third programme for the screening of cancer from blood. One of the goals is to assist physicians in deciding whether to proceed with surgery for prostate cancer. The collaboration is based on the expertise and intellectual property of ExonHit in the analysis of genome Expression, and on the know-how of bioMérieux in the field of in vitro diagnostics. Its purpose is to create DNA biochips which will allow screening for the presence of cancer markers from blood samples.

bioMérieux and ExonHit first launched a programme for breast cancer screening from blood, for which a prospective study is ongoing, then a programme for the detection of colorectal cancers, which are considered to be the most common, regardless of sex, and they are now going to tackle prostate cancer.

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