NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – British molecular diagnostics company Cytox plans to make a molecular test for the early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease available in the US by year end.

The Oxford-based firm is also in discussions with multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that wish to use its test, which is run on a custom Affymetrix microarray, to select patients for use in their drug development programs.

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