NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent subsidiary Dako has entered into a "master framework agreement" with Eli Lilly to advance a companion diagnostic that gauges best responders for an undisclosed oncology treatment the drug maker is developing.

Although the initial focus of the collaboration will be to develop a test to accompany the specific drug, the framework agreement includes opportunities to expand the Rx/Dx partnership for other agents in Lilly's oncology pipeline.

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