Companion Diagnostics

News on companion diagnostics and drug/test co-development.

Participants shared data from head-to-head assay comparisons, reflected on the advancement of NGS and digital PCR methods, and discussed new standardization projects.

The company is developing a companion diagnostic to identify head and neck cancer patients most likely to benefit from Erbitux.

Their study suggests that commercial IHC assays for PD-L1 can yield compatible and transferrable results if handled appropriately. 

Gencurix's assay can be used to select which non-small cell lung cancer patients will respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

Patients with PD-L1-expressing gastric or gastroesophageal junction tumors can now be identified for potential treatment with Keytruda using Agilent's assay.