Bengaluru based Ganit labs developed 5000 rupees test for tongue cancer patients

Jun 17, 2015 11:00 IST

Genomics Applications and Information Technology (Ganit) Labs in the third week of June announced that it developed a medical test that could predict the survival chances of tongue cancer patients for as little as 5000 rupees.

The test is based on a detailed analysis of changing gene patterns in cancer patients and helps doctors in managing the disease better, understand the chances of recurrence and also help in the diagnosis of even other forms of oral cancer.

The low cost gene mapping based test assumes significance against the backdrop of growing instances of tongue cancer cases across India. Around 1.2 lakh new oral cancer cases are reported in India every year and most of them are caused by chewing tobacco or smoking.

Ganit Labs was set up as a Genome Sequencing and Analysis, Translational Genomics and Computational Biology Centre in 2011.

It was set up as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology of Government of Karnataka and Strand Life Sciences.

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