NimbleGen Will Help Upstream Validate Biomarkers
 
NimbleGen will help Upstream Biosciences validate biomarkers, Upstream said this week.
 
Under the agreement, NimbleGen will provide lab services including its whole-genome chromatin immunoprecipitation arrays to validate in silico binding-site predictions, Upstream said.
 
Upstream said it has filed five patents that would cover the use of genetic variations in certain regions that mark "various" cancers.
 

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