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Health Discovery Inks Second Biomarker, Pathway Deal with MD Anderson Cancer Center

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - Health Discovery said today that it has signed an agreement acquiring the first option to obtain the exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize prostate cancer biomarkers or pathways identified by the company as part of a collaboration with the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center.


The option for the royalty-bearing commercialization license was granted by the MD Anderson, said Health Discovery. Additional terms of the deal, which the comapny said is its second with the cancer center, were not disclosed.



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Novel Gene Editing Approach for Treating Cystic Fibrosis

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