NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The COPD Foundation-sponsored COPD Biomarker Qualification Consortium (CBQC) said today that it has partnered with diagnostics and biotech manufacturer Bio-Techne to evaluate and qualify a serum-based predictive biomarker for selecting subjects for emphysema clinical trials.

The marker, the soluble form of receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE), has shown promise in scientific studies as an indicator of the presence and/or progression of emphysema, the consortium said.

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