NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sundance Diagnostics today announced an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry aimed at developing and commercializing a genetic test for predicting the risk of suicide from use of antidepressants.

Sundance will validate and commercialize the test, which is based on a set of biomarkers discovered by researchers at Max Planck. The Boulder, Colo.-based company plans to launch the test as a laboratory-developed test in the US and Europe and will provide an update on its availability in early 2014.

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