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The test will be designed to detect a protein biomarker in aqueous humor that can be used to determine the severity of glaucoma and to make treatment decisions.

Decipher — formerly GenomeDx Biosciences — will help Dendreon identify patients who are likely to respond to its prostate cancer therapy Provenge.

The collaboration will give the company access to UCI research in diagnostic platforms, life science applications, devices, and data analytics.

The company will work with medical faculties of the universities of Greifswald and Rostock to develop Dx tools for personalized, immune-based treatments.

The partners will develop an amyloid β 42/40 ratio assay to identify patients who may benefit from treatment with Janssen's drug called atabecestat.

The commission includes Shire, Microsoft, and EURODIS Rare Diseases Europe, and will develop a roadmap "to help the rare disease field ... shorten the multiyear diagnostic journey."

The proteomics firm is swapping 4 million of its shares for a 10 percent interest in CPR with the goal of moving into clinical trials and related research.

Russian companies supported by Skolkovo will gain access to the AMRC's R&D expertise, international connections, and funding mechanisms.

The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.