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Beyond Genomics and Novartis in Deal on Cardiovascular Research

Beyond Genomics of Waltham, Mass., and Novartis have announced a collaboration on cardiovascular disease research.

 

Novartis will provide patient plasma samples to Beyond Genomics, which will seek molecular markers for cardiovascular disease through bioinformatics analyses, Beyond Genomics said in a statement.

 

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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