Novartis is “actively exploring” drug-diagnostic co-development deals in the early development phases, and expects to integrate the concept for later phases of development within the next three to five years, according to a company official.
 
In addition, the Swiss drug company has recently penned an agreement with Canada-based Warnex to use its pharmacogenomics tools to identify suboptimal doses for its cancer drug Gleevec.
 

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