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TheraGenetics Licenses IP from CAMH to Predict Response to Antidepressants

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pharmacogenetic diagnostic developer TheraGenetics said today that it has licensed intellectual property from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario, Canada, related to predicting patient response to antidepressants.
 
TheraGenetics, which is developing a suite of tests to guide the treatment of central nervous system disorders, said that the kits will help determine whether certain patients are susceptible to side-effects from antidepressants.
 
The company did not disclose further details of the IP that it licensed or the specific antidepressants that it plans to target with the tests.
 
Richard Kivel, CEO of TheraGenetics, said in a statement that the IP “further augments our capabilities to innovate pharmacogenetic diagnostics tests in a broad range of disorders, including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer's disease and ADHD."

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