Covance Announces the Acquisition of Signet Laboratories
News Jun 14, 2006
Signet was created in 1989 as a commercial spinout of Johnson & Johnson's Cambridge Research Laboratories, Inc.
The Company was founded to continue the mission originally established at CRL - the early detection and recurrence monitoring of patients with cancer and infectious disease.
Signet has developed patented technology for diagnosis and recurrence monitoring and for risk assessment of asymptomatic patients in these areas.
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis, an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.READ MORE