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Rosetta Inks Deals to Identify microRNA Biomarkers

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Rosetta Genomics said this week that it has signed two new agreements to develop and validate microRNA-based diagnostics that use biomarkers obtained from body fluid samples.

The agreements are with Tel Hashomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services and Carmel Medical Center, both of which are based in Israel. They will help Rosetta identify initial miRNA candidate biomarkers for cardiovascular indications, neurodegenerative diseases, women's health conditions, and the early detection of certain cancers, the company said.

"Our goal is to obtain proof-of-concept data on at least one of our [third-generation] products this year," Rosetta President and CEO Kenneth Berlin said in a statement.

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