NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Massachusetts-based BG Medicine has acquired exclusive, worldwide rights from ACS Biomarker to develop and commercialize a clinical diagnostic test for acute atherothrombosis, the companies announced yesterday.
 
Scientists at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht in the Netherlands discovered the biomarker, which BG plans to develop into a test to diagnose transient blockages that cause stroke-like symptoms, coronary artery blockages, and other heart attack and stroke precursors.

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