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ParAllele to Genotype Heart Disease Patients for Novartis

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - ParAllele BioScience will genotype heart disease patients for Novartis Pharma, the South San Francisco-based company said today.

 

Under the agreement, ParAllele will discover new SNPs in candidate genes provided by Novartis, using its Mismatch Repair Detection technology. These SNPs will then be profiled across a large population of coronary artery disease patients and mateched controls to identify disease markers.

 

ParAllele will have the rights for diagnostic applications, while Novartis, which will pay for the study, plans to use the markers in drug discovery.

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