By Turna Ray

UK-based DxS has inked a deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb/ImClone Systems to develop a companion diagnostic test kit for the colorectal cancer drug Erbitux.

DxS already has a similar deal to develop a companion diagnostic for Amgen's colorectal cancer drug Vectibix.

Financial terms of DxS' agreement with BMS/ImClone were not disclosed.

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