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Adaptive Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer Harlan Robins compared the launch of the test to the unveiling of the Tesla Roadster electric sports car.
The companies have worked together on a number of other cancer-related projects, including a companion diagnostic for the ovarian cancer treatment olaparib.
The company aims to use the methylation technology from its multi-cancer screening assay to detect minimal residual disease in early-stage cancer patients.
The test will use a blood-based biopsy to detect patients with BRCA1, BRCA2, and/or ATM alterations in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Roche's real-time PCR test detects defined mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene in DNA from non-small cell lung cancer patients.
ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).
The approval is based on results of the PROfound trial, which included men with mutations in BRCA1/2 or ATM, and 12 other genes associated with the HRR pathway.
The agency reviewed data showing that HRD-positive patients on the olaparib/bevacizumab combination had median progression-free survival of 37.2 months.
The collaboration includes setting up a new testing laboratory that will investigate the use of alternative chemical reagents for test kits.
Myriad has partnered with Japanese firm SRL, a subsidiary of Miraca Group, to commercialize its BRACAnalysis Diagnostic System in Japan.