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Daiichi Sankyo

MolecularMD's assay will be used to select patients for a Phase II clinical trial in Europe to test an unspecified oncology therapy from Daiichi Sankyo.

The large PGx analysis might provide welcome data for those already supportive of genotyping in the context of warfarin, but will it convince detractors?

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agendia today announced a new deal with Daiichi Sankyo to use Agendia's oncology biomarker technology to evaluate new drugs from the Japanese drug firm currently in clinical trials.

By Adam Bonislawski
Biotech firm KineMed said this week that it has signed a research collaboration agreement with Pfizer to investigate therapies for metabolic diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes.

Roche said this week that European regulators have cleared its Cobas BRAF mutation companion diagnostic for the melanoma drug Zelboraf (vemurafenib).

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche's drug and companion diagnostic test for late-stage unresectable melanoma.

Plexxikon is seeking marketing approval for PLX4032 for the treatment of metastatic melanoma in patients harboring the BRAF V600 mutation. Simultaneously, Roche Molecular Diagnostics has submitted a premarket approval application to the FDA for its Cobas 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test.

The Japanese drug firm will use Kinaxo's Cellular Target Profiling, KinAffinity, and PhosphoScout products.

Findings in a NEJM study this week challenged previously reported data that alleles in the CYP2C19 gene can limit how certain carriers of the polymorphisms respond to Plavix.


In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.