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Bio-Matrix Signs Letter of Intent with Vibragene

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Matrix Scientific Group has signed a letter of intent with the genetic analysis and anti-aging specialty company Vibragene, under which it will negotiate an agreement to supply genetic testing for certain disease biomarkers.
 
Bio-Matrix said that Vibragene expects to send it 100,000 specimens during the next 12 months. The firm also said that the addition of the DNA testing capabilities complements its current business lines of processing and storing stem cells for future medical use.
 
The agreement between the two companies will depend upon a number of conditions, including establishing an acceptable price.

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