NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – C2N Diagnostics today announced a research and supplier agreement with Cambridge Isotope Laboratories to provide C2N access to large quantities of highly enriched stable isotopes.

C2N uses the isotopes for its Stable Isotope Labeling Kinetic (SILK)-based biomarkers, which it said has the potential for use in the early detection of Alzheimer's well before clinical symptoms are evident. They also show promise as measurement tools for determining treatment response in preclinical and clinical drug studies, it said.

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