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MDS Pharma, Caprion, Gentris, MGH, Partner on Biomarker Discovery Services

NEW YORK, June 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Caprion Pharmaceuticals, Gentris, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology, and MDS Pharma Services have founded the Biomarker Alliance, which will offer the members' biomarker discovery services, the organization said yesterday.


Customers will have access to Caprion's protein biomarker services, Gentris' clinical pharmacogenomic services, MGH's imaging biomarker technology, and MDS Pharma Services' biomarker discovery.


In a statment, the alliance members said that they have created "the only organization providing single-point access to proteomics, pharmacogenomics, imaging, assay development and clinical testing" together in a single service


MDS Pharma Services, which spearheaded the formation of the partnership, will also manage access to the group's services.

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