The agreement will help develop Rosetta's thyroid neoplasia assay.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (
), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, announces that the Company has entered into an agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center to advance the development and commercialization of Rosetta's thyroid neoplasia assay.
Under the agreement, Rosetta will work with Marino Leon, M.D., associate member of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Moffitt.
An estimated 4-7 percent of the general population develops nodules in the thyroid that can be felt on examination, though fewer than 10 percent are malignant. A fine needle aspiration (FNA), a non-surgical procedure used to obtain tissue for analysis by a pathologist, is the standard technique for detecting cancer. It is estimated that nearly 500,000 FNAs are performed each year in the United States and approximately 740,000 are performed annually in Europe. Interpretation of FNA samples is not always conclusive, and up to 30 percent of samples have indeterminate results.
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