NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Protea Biosciences said today that it has entered into a collaborative research agreement with Virginia Commonwealth University and its Center for Molecular Imaging focused on improved molecular imaging techniques for the study of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other diseases.

Under the collaboration, the parties will work to combine Protea's ex vivo molecular imaging mass spectrometry technology, Laser Ablation Electrospray Ionization, or LAESI, with VCU's in vivo molecular PET, SPECT and MRI/MRS imaging capabilities.

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