NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — GeneNews today said it will pocket $2 million as part of a deal to develop and validate biomarkers for prostate diseases, including cancer, for an unnamed Asian biomedical consortium.
 
GeneNews said it will use its Sentinel Principle and Discovery Funnel technologies to find the biomarkers. If a biomarker panel is successfully validated, GeneNews will develop and market a blood-based diagnostic called ProstateSentry.
 

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