NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Merck and Luminex said they will work together to develop a companion test for Merck's investigational BACE inhibitor for Alzheimer's disease, MK-8931.

The diagnostic, which will operate on Luminex's xMAP platform, will be used to stratify patients into clinical trials involving MK-8931. According to the companies, Luminex will be in charge of developing, garnering regulatory approval, and commercializing the companion test.

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