NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Trovagene today said that it has entered into an R&D agreement with PerkinElmer Health Sciences to design an assay for evaluating a patient's risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma.

The assay will be based on Trovagene's TrNA technology, the company said in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, adding that both firms will jointly validate the assay and evaluate the possibility of combining the TrNA technology with PerkinElmer's technology for automation of nucleic acid isolation.

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