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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – American Liberty Petroleum Corp. has announced plans to acquire Avant Diagnostics, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company seeking to commercialize OvaDx, a microarray-based test for early stage ovarian cancer detection.

According to an 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, American Liberty Petroleum Corp. has signed a letter of intent to buy Avant for an undisclosed sum. The companies expect the deal to close on or about Oct. 1.

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