NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion has signed a cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, with the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for the evaluation of the OVA1 ovarian cancer diagnostic test, Vermillion announced today.

The project, which follows a decision by the Army to cover the OVA1 test in January 2012, will be carried out in two phases to assess the cost-benefit profile of Vermillion's test as a presurgical standard of care in women with pelvic masses and to evaluate OVA1's clinical utility in a managed care setting.

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