Pfizer, Collaborators Developing NanoString ALK Test as Lower-Cost Alternative to FISH, IHC | GenomeWeb

Using NanoString's nCounter technology, researchers from Pfizer and Seoul National University have developed an ALK test they hope will be as accurate as the gold standard fluorescence in situ hybridization test for identifying patients who could benefit from Pfizer's Xalkori (crizotinib) and other ALK inhibitors used to treat non-small cell lung cancer, but at a lower cost.

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