NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arrayit said today it has inked a professional services master agreement with Diagnostic Oncology Research Organization to aid it in obtaining approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its tests.

The agreement will serve as a blueprint for submitting Arrayit's OvaDx presymptomatic ovarian cancer monitoring and screening test, a secondary Parkinson's disease diagnostic test, and other tests in the company's pipeline.

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