NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Diagnostic firm Theradiag today announced a partnership with French organizations to develop diagnostic and theranostic tools for rheumatoid arthritis.

The agreement between Theradiag, the French National Center for Scientific Research/The Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier, and the Universities of Montpellier 1 and 2 is focused on identifying microRNA signatures to improve the ability of tests to diagnose RA, to analyze disease activity and severity of the disease, and to predict response to therapies.

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