By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson and UCL Business, a subsidiary of University College London, announced this week an agreement that could lead to biomarker assays for ovarian and breast cancers.

The deal gives BD access to UCL's biobanks containing more than 200,000 human patient samples collected in prospective screening clinical trials for the detection and management of epithelial ovarian cancer. BD will use the samples to develop and validate biomarker assays.

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