NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Dako announced late on Monday that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved its HercepTest and HER2 FISH pharmDx as companion diagnostics for Genentech's breast cancer drug Perjeta (pertuzumab).

FDA also approved the drug.

Dako's assays will be used to identify patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who may be eligible for treatment with Perjeta and are available immediately.

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