NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ventana Medical Systems today said that it will collaborate with Merck KGaA on a companion diagnostic test for an undisclosed therapeutic target.

According to the firms, Ventana will develop and validate the CDx test for future clinical studies. Further details of the collaboration were not disclosed.

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