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In vitro blood test for the human equivalent of mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD), will be developed by the Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics unit of Johnson & Johnson under an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Caprion Pharmaceuticals. The test will be based on prion technologies related to the monoclonal antibodies for CJD. Roche and Prionics also inked an agreement earlier this year for development of a CJD blood test (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 29, 2001, In Brief)...

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