NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies today said that it has inked a companion diagnostics deal with pharmaceutical firm Merck Serono for an undisclosed oncology target and eventually other therapeutic areas.

Under the non-exclusive agreement, Life Tech will employ a wide range of its technology platforms, including next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing, qPCR, and flow cytometry. Life Tech said that it the alliance is successful, the firms would sign another agreement, under which the firm would commercialize the companion diagnostics in agreed-upon territories.

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