NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Three research teams developing molecular breast cancer diagnostic technologies at US universities have been chosen as winners of a competition aimed at helping them develop business plans to commercialize their innovations.

At total of 10 teams were selected as winners of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, a competition funded and led by the Avon Foundation for Women and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the Center for Advancing Innovation, the Avon Foundation said yesterday.

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