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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PredictImmune announced today that it has received £4.3 million ($5.9 million) from the Wellcome Trust to clinically evaluate its biomarker test for Crohn's disease.

PredictImmune's test — which the company expects to commercialize in the US and Europe next year — is designed to measure genetic markers in whole-blood samples in order to predict which Crohn's disease patients are likely to experience a severe, relapsing form of the disease to help personalize their treatment.

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