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BG MEDICINE TO CONDUCT JOINT BIOMARKER DISCOVERY STUDY FOR MUSCLE TOXICITY WITH MITSUBISHI PHARMA CORPORATION

March 29, 2006
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BG Medicine Inc. today announced a collaborative preclinical research study into the biochemical origins of muscle toxicity and associated biomarkers with Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation (Osaka, Japan). BG Medicine (BGM) will apply their proprietary, integrated systems approach based on proteomics, metabolomics and computational analyses to describe the molecular effects of selected lipid lowering agents on skeletal muscle and to identify specific plasma biomarkers of these effects. Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation will contribute transcript, clinical chemistry and histopathology data to the effort.
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