NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Galena Biopharma and Leica Biosystems today announced a deal for the development of a companion diagnostic for Galena's therapeutic for breast cancer.

Under the partnership, Leica's Bond Oracle HER2 IHC System companion diagnostic will be used to select patients for Galena's NeuVax Phase 3 Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low-to-Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax Treatment, or PRESENT, study.

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