By Adam Bonislawski

Alameda, Calif.-based biotech firm Singulex this week announced it has been granted a US patent related to a cardiovascular disease biomarker assay using its Erenna single-molecule immunoassay platform.

The patent follows on one the company received last year for the Erenna platform itself, and comes as it begins efforts to develop the assay as a clinical diagnostic that it hopes to submit for US Food and Drug Administration approval within the next two years.

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