NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today said that it has struck an agreement with Health Diagnostic Laboratory and an unnamed sales organization to establish a jointly owned CLIA lab.

The joint venture, called innovative Diagnostic Laboratory, will initially focus on development and broader commercialization in the US of GeneNews' ColonSentry colorectal cancer test. GeneNews said it expects the lab to be functional and certified under the Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments Act in the third quarter.

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