Blood biomarker has potential in stroke; Biomarkers could support food health claims;

> A blood biomarker could differentiate between two causes of acute stroke, helping physicians to apply the best treatment as early as possible, according to a presentation at the American Stroke Association meeting. Press release

> Governments, industry and academia are collaborating to find biomarkers for 'optimal health' to support nutrition-related health claims. Article

> A potential monoclonal antibody-based biomarker test picked up 85% of early stage pancreatic cancers. Abstract

> Health Canada cleared Miraculins' PreVu skin cholesterol test as a biomarker for heart disease. Press release

> Horizon Diagnostics has signed an agreement to work with UK NEQAS to develop genetically defined reference standards for lung cancer biomarkers. Press release

> Combining hormonal, functional and genetic biomarkers could be the best route to personalizing controlled ovarian stimulation in fertility treatment. Paper (.pdf)

> Genetically modified mice may play a role in identifying new biomarkers. Abstract

> The Biomarker Factory has announced a request for proposals for the identification and validation of biomarkers that will have an impact in clinical practice in human healthcare. Announcement

> Three Dutch companies have joined forces to develop a biomarker assay for Alzheimer's disease. Press release

> Proxy Life Science is collaborating with NutraClinical on clinical studies of its Proxysome biomarker-based 'virtual biopsy' technology. Press release

> University of Maryland is seeking partners for a breath biomarkers discovery system. Technology

And Finally... A new MarketsandMarkets report suggests the global biomarkers market will be worth $25.79 billion by 2016. Press release