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Sep 24, 2007

Cepheid to Develop Cervical Cancer Test with HPV Technology from Quantovir

  • Cepheid will exclusively license Quantovir’s HPV patent portfolio to develop a diagnostic for cervical cancer. Quantovir has reportedly demonstrated that a molecular test measuring the viral load of HPV DNA present in cervical specimens can be used to predict a woman’s risk of developing cervical cancer.

    Cepheid plans to develop a quantitative measurement of high-risk HPV types for the GeneXpert® System. The test is expected to provide accurate PCR results in minutes rather than days in a variety of clinical settings, according to John L. Bishop, CEO of Cepheid.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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