In the coming years Epigenomics will focus on licensing its biomarker discoveries to diagnostic partners in order to develop and commercialize assays, most readily in the area of cancer screening.
 
“To maximize diagnostic platform access and ultimately market penetration and value for Epigenomics, the company moved towards a nonexclusive licensing approach in early 2007,” CEO Geert Walther Nygaard said during a conference call announcing its earnings for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2007.
 

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