NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Myriad Genetics said this week that BioMarin Pharmaceutical will use its BRACAnalysis test in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical study for BMN 673, an orally active PARP-inhibitor designed to induce synthetic lethality in BRCA-deficient cells. Myriad has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption to the US Food and Drug Administration that would allow the BRACAnalysis test to be used as a companion diagnostic to stratify patients in the BMN 673 clinical program, as required by FDA.

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