By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cancer diagnostics firm Dako said today it is collaborating with Genentech on the regulatory submission in the US of two Dako tests as companion diagnostics for Genentech's investigational drug candidate for breast cancer.

The companies will partner on submitting Dako's HercepTest and Her2 FISH pharmDx to the US Food and Drug Administration as companion diagnostics for Genentech's pertuzumab as a treatment for patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer.

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