NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson and Fujirebio Diagnostics have inked a worldwide development and supply agreement for multiplex oncology diagnostic assays.

The firms said today that they will develop diagnostic products that contain Fujirebio's biomarkers that will run on BD's multiplex testing platform. Initial efforts will focus on the ovarian cancer biomarker HE4, which is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for monitoring the progression or recurrence of epithelial ovarian cancer.

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