NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Owlstone Medical said today it has signed a service agreement with AstraZeneca to study breath-based biomarkers for asthma and COPD.

Under the terms of the agreement, Owlstone will give AstraZeneca access to its Breath Biopsy Services to help the pharmaceutical company identify breath-based biomarkers as well as classification algorithms for the conditions, with the aim of identifying disease phenotypes and the best treatments for those phenotypes.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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