NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Medison will make available CardioDx's Corus CAD diagnostic test for obstructive coronary artery disease in Israel as part of an agreement announced today.

Under the terms of the deal, Medison will market and sell Corus CAD in Israel, where heart disease is the second-leading cause of death and responsible for 16 percent of all deaths annually, the companies said. Blood samples from patients in Israel will be shipped to CardioDx's CLIA-certified laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif., for analysis and test reporting.

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