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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Drug firm Summit and the Children's National Medical Center in Washington today announced a collaboration for the development of a proteomic assay to measure biomarkers in support of Summit's candidate drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centre of Excellence for the Prevention of Organ Failure (PROOF) and MRM Proteomics announced today that they will partner on proteomic-based diagnostic tests for patients with chronic organ diseases.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Applied Proteomics said today that it has reeled in $22.5 million in a Series B financing, has moved its corporate headquarters to San Diego, and has named Peter Klemm to be its CEO.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix today announced two partnerships to increase patient access to its VeriStrat molecular diagnostic test for non-small cell lung cancer.

The partners will co-develop mass spectrometry-based tests to predict patient response to therapies such as tamoxifen.

According to a document filed with the SEC, Biodesix has raised half of its goal of $20 million. Funds will be used to further commercialize its VeriStrat test.

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