Opko Health said this week it has acquired an exclusive license from Finnish biotech firm Artic Partners for two biomarkers from the kallikrein protein family that could be used to diagnose prostate cancer.

The biomarkers were identified by researchers at Sweden's University of Malmo, Finland's University of Turku, and New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, who showed that the markers, in combination with prostate specific antigen, could predict initial biopsy results in men suspected of having prostate cancer.

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