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Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Gene Security Network Partner to Test Advanced Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Technology
Date:2/25/2010

"As the market leader in innovative infertility products, we are delighted to partner with GSN to help evaluate this unique product for the fertility medical community and patients," said Olivier Delannoy, Vice President, Infertility Business Unit at Ferring.  "GSN's technology is supported by impressive data, and may enable reproductive endocrinologists to achieve more accurate embryo selection, and hopefully lead to higher live birth rates.  We are hopeful that this upcoming clinical trial will support the positive early data generated for the PGD technology."  

"Our agreement with Ferring provides the framework for our testing technology to become state of the art treatment for infertility patients.  By using Parental Support to select embryos that have the best chance of developing into a healthy pregnancy, we hope to augment Ferring's drug therapy regimen and boost pregnancy rates," said Matthew Rabinowitz, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Gene Security Network.  "Our early data from 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening with Parental Support resulted in a 50 percent ongoing pregnancy rate for patients undergoing PGD, most of whom have had problems with previous IVF cycles.  We are looking forward to initiating the prospective randomized trial in May."

Under the terms of the agreement, every trial patient will exclusively use Ferr
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