Pharma bigwigs Merck KGaA and Pfizer announced they are collaborating with Dako to develop a companion diagnostic to accompany their investigational immune checkpoint inhibiting candidate in the fight against cancer.
Move over Theranos, here comes Genalyte. The former has made a big splash in the last year as it works to make diagnostics that are cheaper, require only a drop of blood and directly available to consumers--but the latter is almost ready to make its gambit to offer a device for rapid diagnostic testing in the physician office using a single blood drop.
Roche's Ventana Medical Systems has just received FDA approval of its Ventana ALK (DF53) as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Xalkori to treat non-small cell lung cancer.
Roche's Ventana struck a deal with Halozyme Therapeutics to develop a companion diagnostic test to use with Halozyme's new pancreatic cancer drug, adding to a recent string of collaborations as the company continues to expand its industry footprint.
San Diego's Cypher Genomics has attracted the attention of a biotech legionnaire, teaming up with industry heavyweight Celgene for a companion diagnostics project aimed at uncovering genetic biomarkers that help match patients to a suitable therapy.
Roche's Ventana Medical Systems announced a companion diagnostic agreement centered around Astellas Pharma's cancer fighting ASP5878.
Myriad Genetics is expanding its companion diagnostics partnership with AstraZeneca, planning to use Myriad's BRACAnalysis test to see which metastatic pancreatic cancer patients respond to AstraZeneca's Lynparza (olaparib).
Dako is extending its collaboration with pharma giant Amgen to develop companion diagnostic products for drug development and research. Neither side is revealing financial details, but Dako, now an Agilent company, said the deal will focus on personalized medicine and tests that pair patients with suitable treatments.
HalioDx, a new company focused on cancer companion diagnostics, is kicking off operations after a management buyout at Qiagen's Marseille subsidiary.
Myriad Genetics expanded its partnership with BioMarin Pharmaceutical to use Myriad's myChoice HRD companion diagnostic test to identify which cancer patients are the best fit for BioMarin's talazoparib.