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GSK to Evaluate Aclara eTag Assays for Cancer Drug Development

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Aclara Biosciences said today that GlaxoSmithKline will evaluate Aclara's eTag assays for their potential use in patient selection for certain GSK targeted cancer therapies.


Under the terms of the agreement, GSK will provide Aclara with drug-treated biological samples, and Aclara will test the samples with eTag assays, Aclara said. The companies will then correlate biomarkers with response to the drug.


GlaxoSmithKline will provide funding to Aclara for the study, Aclara said, although it did not disclose specific financial details of the agreement.

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