NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AstraZeneca and Dako Denmark announced today that they will collaborate on developing companion diagnostics for multiple AstraZeneca oncology drug programs.

The firms said that the AstraZeneca drug candidates will be biologics and small molecule drugs that are in various stages of development. They did not name specific cancer targets, nor did they provide any financial details of the agreement.

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