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Asuragen and Life Technologies Launch Leukemia Test

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 10:25am
Edited for tone and content by Lily Barback

AILTC1Asuragen, Inc. and Life Technologies Corporation announced that they have completed CE-marking and commercial launch in Europe of the BCR/ABL1 Quant Test, Asuragen's clinically validated and cGMP manufactured test intended to aid clinicians in the monitoring and treatment of individuals afflicted with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Asuragen manufacturers the test, which is exclusively distributed by Life Technologies and runs on the company's Applied Biosystems CE-marked 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument.

AILTC2The CE-marked BCR/ABL1 Quant Test for leukemia progression is a quantitative in vitro diagnostic test to help doctors determine the most effective treatment options for CML. The test monitors the BCR-ABL1 to ABL1 ratio by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction on whole blood or bone marrow of diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive CML patients expressing b2a2, b3a2 or e1a2 fusion transcripts. The test is intended as an aid in the assessment of complete cytogenetic response, major molecular response, minimal residual disease and relapse in CML patients. Asuragen Inc., 877-777-1874, http://www.asuragen.com/

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