NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Adaptive Biotechnologies plans to collaborate with Amgen to develop and commercialize Adaptive's next-generation sequencing-based immune profiling assay, ClonoSeq, to assess minimal residual disease in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Adaptive said today.

As part of the collaboration, the companies plan to collect MRD data in order to establish validated thresholds of residual disease that can predict patient outcomes in ALL.

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