NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Assurex Health has created a public-private partnership with Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to offer the firm's pharmacogenomic test to help guide psychiatric treatments, the company said yesterday.

Assurex Health and CAMH have launched the joint venture AssureRx Canada to provide the GeneSight test, which measures and analyzes genomic variants to help physicians select the appropriate treatments for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

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