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Discovery and Validation of a Blood-based Protein Signature for Early Detection of Mesothelioma

A multi-institute team of researchers led by scientists at the NYU Langone Medical Center and SomaLogic, Inc., announced today the discovery and validation of a panel of 13 blood-based protein biomarkers that can detect malignant mesothelioma in even the early stages of this rare but deadly cancer. The work, which is based on a new protein measurement technology developed by SomaLogic, is published today in the open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Cancer Biomarker Study Data Presented at the 2011 AACR Meeting

A roundup of five research studies on cancer biomarkers that were presented earlier this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Rosetta, Prometheus Settle Arbitration on MicroRNA Tests

Rosetta Genomics today said that it has settled an outstanding arbitration with Prometheurs Laboratories regarding commercialization rights to Rosetta’s microRNA-based tests.

Under the terms of the settlement, Rosetta has regained US commercial rights to its miRview mets, miRview squamous, and miRview meso tests. The Rehovot, Israel-based firm will pay Prometheus $3.1 million over the next 18 months, with an initial payment of $1.2 million due on Dec. 2.