In Brief This Week: Compugen; Sirius Genomics; Olink Genomics; PerkinElmer; GATC Biotech | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Compugen this week said that it has inked a deal to license to an unnamed diagnostic firm the biomarker candidate CGEN-226 for early detection of preeclampsia. Compugen used its in silico platform to identify the marker, which is a soluble splice variant of the vascular endothelial growth factor. (This brief has been corrected to state that Compugen licensed the biomarker to the unnamed partner rather than from the partner.)

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