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PPD Sees Biomarkers As Key To Drug Development

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The company is seeking to accelerate its acquisition of SurroMed's biomarker discovery services business, with the goal of closing a deal in the first quarter of 2005. FDA has placed biomarker development "near the top" of its "Critical Path" initiative, PPD CEO Eshelman notes.

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