NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A non-profit organization called the National Biomarker Development Alliance has launched to develop standards and guidelines for supporting biomarker development and use, the NBDA said today.

The NBDA was created to "address the complex and urgent challenge of creating the standards to support end-to-end evidence-based biomarker development," and will engage partners from industry, academia, government, and patient groups, NBDA said.

The alliance was established and launched today by the Research Collaboratory at Arizona State University

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