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September 13, 2007

SRI and Pentax to Advance Diagnostic Tool Development for Cancer

  • SRI International initiated a personalized medicine program to find cancer biomarkers to make diagnostic tools. This project is part of a multiyear collaboration with Pentax.

    Pentax will provide research funding and R&D milestone payments to SRI as well as royalties on sales of any resulting products.

    “Pentax and SRI are jointly addressing new opportunities in personalized medicine by developing diagnostic tools to assist in rapid and accurate selection of therapeutic options for treatment on an individual patient basis,” remarks Akira Yamamoto, research head at the Pentax Incubation Center and program director for the Pentax–SRI partnership.

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