This week, Cambridge Mass.-based Selventa provided new details about its plans to put its informatics knowhow to use in developing a diagnostic tool for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

The company also disclosed that it intends to develop similar diagnostic tools for oncology although it will target the autoimmune disease market first, with a test for rheumatoid arthritis slated for commercialization in 2015.

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