NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Clinical Data plans to develop a molecular diagnostic aimed at identifying patients likely to respond to a monoclonal antibody made by Genentech/Biogen-Idec and Roche
 
The deal calls for Clinical Data to measure patient response to rituximab, which is used to treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis. The company reported yesterday that it has signed a licensing agreement for “an extensive portfolio of patents” toward this goal, but would not disclose the name of the licenser.
 

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