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Pacific Biomarkers Launches New Website

Pacific Biomarkers, Inc., a provider of biomarker laboratory services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostics industries, unveiled its new website on Friday, July 23. The site, www.PacBio.com, incorporates numerous features to make browsing a more fruitful experience for the Company’s current and potential customers and investors.

Thermo Fisher Scientific and Intrinsic Bioprobes Announce Alliance in Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay Workflow Development

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., the world leader in serving science, and Intrinsic Bioprobes (IBI) Inc., today announced an alliance to co-develop and market a mass spectrometry solution that will enable researchers to perform quantitative, high-throughput, high-resolution protein biomarker assays. The solution couples the specificity of immunoenrichment with the sensitivity and quantitative capability of mass spectrometry to provide researchers with a more complete, higher-resolution view of the proteome. Initially, via an exclusive reseller agreement, the solution will be applied to the detection of human parathyroid hormone (PTH) and its variants, which may be useful as biomarkers for bone diseases and diseases of the endocrine system.

Vermillion Announces Issuance of Patent for Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

Vermillion, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance of a patent entitled “Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease” to the Company. The patent claims are directed to biomarker combinations for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease and to the measurement of the biomarkers by a variety of methods, including mass spectrometry and immunoassay.