By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exonhit today announced a deal with Pfizer for use of Exonhit's technology for identifying biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Exonhit's Genome-Wide SpliceArray platform will be used to identify progression and other biomarkers "that could segregate healthy elderly controls, patients with mild cognitive impairment … and patients with AD," the Paris-based company said.

Pfizer will provide samples from each of the three patient groups for the study.

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This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.