By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exagen Diagnostics has agreed to buy the diagnostics business of Cypress Bioscience for up to $8 million in upfront and milestone payments.

Under the terms of the agreement announced Friday after the close of the market, Exagen will pay $4 million upfront, split into two separate payments 24 months apart, Cypress said in a statement. Exagen will also make milestone payments totaling up to $4 million and pay a 10 percent royalty to Cypress on defined product sales.

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