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Iceland Genomics and Roche in Cancer Biomarker Collaboration

NEW YORK, March 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Iceland Genomics and Roche Diagnostics plan to co-discover cancer biomarkers, the firms said today.


ICG and Roche will jointly analyze patient samples to validate novel molecular markers for diagnostic tests to predict recurrence of cancer for selected tumor entities, the companies said. IGC will receive access to certain gene-expression data as well as support for further characterization of patient samples in Iceland, the companies said.

Financial details were not disclosed.

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