NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BG Medicine said today that it has amended its agreement with Abbott Laboratories for licensing and distributing its galectin-3 test.

The amendment changes product fees Abbott pays to BG Medicine for galectin-3 tests it sells to reference laboratories. In addition, Abbott was to make a payment of $500,000 to BG Medicine by November 30 and will make another $500,000 payment by June 30, 2016, provided certain commercial milestones are met.

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