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Chronix Biomedical said today that it is partnering with the University of Calgary to develop a commercial version of Chronix's serum DNA-based blood test for the early detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also known as mad cow disease.

The BSE assay will be the first commercial application of Chronix's technology, which detects, amplifies, and sequences disease-specific circulating nucleic acids that are released into the bloodstream by damaged and dying cells.

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