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ArrayIt Teams with Parkinson's Institute

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – ArrayIt has inked a collaboration with the Parkinson's Institute to discover biomarkers for Parkinson's disease, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said today.

The partners will conduct research on samples from Parkinson's disease patients using ArrayIt's new H25K microarray technology.

Further terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

The Scan

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