By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French gene expression-based diagnostics developer TcLand Expression today announced it has received €1.2 million ($1.7 million) to perform a validation study of a test for rheumatoid arthritis.

The funding from Oseo and the European Regional Development Fund will be used primarily to set up a European multi-center clinical trial for the validation of a molecular test to predict non-response to anti-TNF treatment, in particular Remicade (infliximab).

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