BG Medicine says it will work with the Copenhagen General Population Study to discover and validate novel proteomic biomarkers linked to myocardial infarction. The CGPS collaboration is part of the High-Risk Plaque Initiative, a four-year, $30 million research effort launched a year ago to develop better methods and technologies that can identify individuals at risk for heart disease. Specifically, the initiative is aimed at improving the understanding and management of high-risk plaque, which is closely associated with heart attacks and stroke.

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