Cypress Buys Lupus Test

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Cypress Bioscience (NASDAQ: CYPB), the San Diego-based developer of a drug for fibromyalgia, said today it has acquired technology from Cellatope to diagnose and monitor hard-to-detect autoimmune diseases like lupus. Cypress and its partner, New York-based Forest Laboratories, won FDA approval last month for milnacipran (Savella) as a treatment for a chronic muscle pain condition called fibromyalgia. Cypress plans to market that drug to rheumatology specialists, along with a range of other products to those doctors.