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SurroMed and InterMune Start Biomarker Collaboration

NEW YORK, March 4 - SurroMed and InterMune are collaborating to discover new biomarkers, the companies said today.


SurroMed will analyze clinical samples provided by InterMune using its mass spectrometry-based technology.


InterMune hopes new biomarkers will help it better understand drug responses in ongoing clinical trials as well as find new drugs for pulmonary and hepatic disease.

The Scan

J&J Booster Support

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PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil

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