NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Drug firm Summit and the Children's National Medical Center in Washington today announced a collaboration for the development of a proteomic assay to measure biomarkers in support of Summit's candidate drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Under the terms of the deal, Yetrib Hathout, a principal investigator at CNMC's Center for Genetic Medicine Research, will develop a mass spectrometry-based assay to measure levels of a protein called utrophin in DMD muscle that may prove useful in treating the disease.

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