Roche Subsidiary Ventana Medical Systems and Incyte announced this week that the two companies have made an agreement under which Ventana will support Incyte's cancer drug development with companion diagnostic tests, beginning with a test for a compound in Incyte's IDO1 inhibitor program.

Incyte's Group Vice President Victor Sandor said in a statement that "with the advancement of INCB24360 into multiple Phase 2 studies, [the company's] first-in-class IDO1 inhibitor program was a logical place to begin to incorporate potential companion diagnostics."

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