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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abcodia and Oxford Gene Technology announced today that they will collaborate on the discovery and validation of biomarkers for the early detection of pancreatic cancer.

Grace Bio-Labs will sell the Path slides directly from its website and through a distribution agreement with Sigma-Aldrich, which also distributes other Grace Bio-Labs products.

The company is marketing the service as an improvement over existing enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays, as well as existing protein array platforms.

The platform comprises synthetic oligonucleotides expressing roughly 413,000 36-residue peptides covering all open reading frames in the human genome. They are engineered for phage display and can be quantified via phage immunoprecipitation followed by next-generation sequencing.

Gentel has acquired the SilverQuant trademark from Eppendorf, which it will apply to its protein array technology platform.

Protagen will use the arrays to validate panels of biomarkers that may later be used in clinical tests for multiple sclerosis and prostate cancer.

Scienion will produce protein microarray batches of more than 1,000 arrays for Protagen for the clinical validation of biomarker panels.

Protagen will use its UniArray protein-chip platform and expertise in autoantibody research to retrospectively analyze samples from a Biogen Idec clinical trial to identify predictive and response biomarkers associated with MS therapies.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.