NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Guardant Health announced today that it has created separate partnerships with AstraZeneca, Merck, Merck KGaA, and Pfizer to develop a new 500-plus-gene liquid biopsy panel for use in clinical trials and cancer drug and immunotherapy development.

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