NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – French electrophoresis firm Sebia today announced a deal with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, or Inserm, to develop and commercialize a test to measure free alpha globin chains in beta-thalassaemic patients.

The deal, which also involved Inserm's technology transfer firm, Inserm Transfert, calls for Sebia to support Inserm's development of the test. Sebia will have the right to acquire exclusive rights to develop the test on an industrial scale and to market it globally.

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