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EGeen, Prediction Sciences Pen Pharmacogenomics Pact for Hypertension Drug Response

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 - EGeen International and Prediction Sciences plan to co-develop a diagnostic tool that can be used to help predict patient response to certain hypertension drugs.

Terms of the agreement call for Prediction Sciences to use its bioinformatics algorithms to compare patient chart information and SNP profiles with treatment outcomes. If successful, the collaboration will produce a tool that can be used in the clinic as "a predictive indicator of a patient's likelihood to respond to hypertension treatment."


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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