NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Transgenomic said today that it has expanded a national contractual agreement with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

The Omaha, Neb.-based molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenomics services firm said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that the new agreement has a term of five years. Under the contract, Blue Plans affiliates have access to "competitive pricing" for Transgenomic's tests and services.

The firm didn't provide any additional details of the contract.

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