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Ciphergen and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Sign Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Collaboration

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (GenomeWeb News) - Ciphergen Diagnostics, a division of Ciphergen Biosystems, has signed a research and license agreement with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to discover ovarian cancer biomarkers, the company said today.


Under the agreement, M.D. Anderson will provide Ciphergen with clinical samples which Ciphergen will analyze using its ProteinChip mass spectrometry technology and bioinformatics tools. The aim is to validate ovarian cancer biomarkers found earlier, to discover markers to distinguish ovarian cancer from other gynecological disorders, and to predict treatment response.


Ciphergen can exclusively license discoveries from the collaboration, and other cancer projects may be added later to the agreement.

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