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The study will recruit up to 200 patients with active Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and sort them into high- and low-risk cohorts using the PredictSure IBD test. 

The project is part of the Human Cell Atlas, an international effort to build reference maps of all human cell types using single-cell analysis.

Under the deal, KSL will commercialize and facilitate orders of the PredictSURE IBD test throughout North America and will also process all samples through its laboratory, KSL Diagnostics.

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Addenbrooke' Hospital will manage and facilitate the fulfillment orders of the firm's PredictSure IBD orders, as well as receive and process all samples.

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The test is a 15-biomarker quantitative PCR panel used to stratify patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis based on the severity of their illness.

By achieving certification for the assay, called PredictSure IBD, the Cambridge, UK-based firm can sell it for clinical use across Europe.

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