Group says deals will allow it to develop tests to distinguish between malignant and benign cancer
Holdings plc () has done deals with a research company and a Danish university to help it develop its cancer diagnosis technology.
The company said Egybiotech and Aarhus University Hospital would provide blood samples and clinical data to develop tests able to distinguish between malignant and benign liver and ovarian cancers.
has developed autoantibody tests that can detect cancer up to four years earlier than other methods and can be applied to a wide range of solid tumour types.
It said the tie-ups with Egybiotech and the university would keep it on track to launch the tests commercially in 2017.
Chief executive Geoffrey Hamilton-Fairley said: "Current biomarkers for liver and ovarian cancer perform poorly and our EarlyCDT technology has the potential to allow earlier diagnosis of these serious diseases."
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