Joining the race to produce a molecular diagnostic related to Alzheimer's disease, DiaGenic has teamed up with Applied Biosystems to confirm a set of blood-based biomarkers it plans to use in a test for early detection of the disease.

The Norwegian company has added itself to the list of contenders for a fairly large market. The molecular diagnostics companies already angling for an Alzheimer's diagnostic of their own include Ciphergen, Genaissance, and Celera Diagnostics, but it's difficult to tell who is closest to the finish line.

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