BioServe and DNA Print are collaborating to develop a pharmacogenetic diagnostic designed to help doctors identify which ovarian cancer patients will respond best to carboplatin/Taxol-based chemotherapy.
 
Under an ongoing collaboration penned in 2003, BioServe provided DNA Print with clinical samples for an ovarian cancer study. According to a BioServe spokesperson, “validation is now occurring towards [developing] a PGx application,” called Ovanome, that will be launched in the first quarter of 2009.

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