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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific announced today that it has signed an agreement to develop and commercialize a next-generation sequencing-based companion diagnostic for Agios Pharmaceuticals' investigational cancer drug ivosidenib.

Ivosidenib is an inhibitor of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), which is mutated in various cancers. It is currently in Phase III testing in patients with cholangiocarcinoma — a rare cancer of the bile duct system — who harbor IDH1 mutations.

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