NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Last week, NanoString Technologies provided the first details on its companion diagnostic for Merck's anti-PD-1 drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a gene expression assay looking at 18 markers for immune system response to a tumor.

On a conference call following the release of the Seattle-based firm's second quarter financial results, NanoString CEO Brad Gray introduced the "Tumor Inflammation Signature" assay.

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