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Genstruct Added to The Biomarker Consortium's Rapidly Growing Roster of Industry Experts
Date:11/4/2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstruct Inc., a systems biology company focused on identifying molecular mechanisms, networks and biomarkers to better develop novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics, today announced that it has become a member of The Biomarker Consortium, a public/private research partnership managed by the Foundation for the National Institutes on Health (FNIH), and founded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

"Being an active contributor in The Biomarker Consortium's initiatives to discover, develop and qualify biological markers to support new drug development, preventative medicine and medical diagnostics is an excellent opportunity for Genstruct to share our knowledge as well as collaborate with other industry experts to help accelerate drug discovery and development," said Dr. Keith O. Elliston, president and CEO at Genstruct. "Our technology allows one to identify mechanism-based biomarkers which can then be qualified and validated in clinical studies rather than working backwards from clinical correlations, enabling us to provide a unique viewpoint to this group based on our experience."

Biomarkers (biological markers) are molecular, biological or physical characteristics that indicate a specific, underlying physiologic state to identify risk for disease, to make a diagnosis and to guide treatment, according to The Biomarker Consortium. The group aims to rapidly identify and qualify biomarkers to support basic and translational research, guide clinical practice and, ultimately, support the development of safe and effective medicines and treatments.

Genstruct's proprietary Causal Network(TM) Modeling platform for systems biology enables scientists to break down cognitive barriers that impede critical path research. Genstruct's computable models of biology lead directly to the discovery
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