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Cepheid, Instrumentation Laboratories to Develop Hemostasis Dxs; IL to Market Them

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Cepheid and Instrumentation Laboratory intend to develop and distribute diagnostics for hemostasis applications, Cepheid said today.  
Under the agreement, Cepheid will develop tests to be used on its GeneXpert technology, while IL will market them as part of its panel of hemostasis diagnostic assays.
Cepheid said it first plans to develop the Xpert HemosIL tests to detect Factor II and Factor V mutations, which are genetic variations associated with thrombosis.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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