By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen today announced a deal with Eli Lilly to develop a companion diagnostic for an investigational compound the drug manufacturer is developing for blood cancers.

The deal calls for Qiagen to develop, manufacture, and co-commercialize a test for Eli Lilly's JAK2 inhibitor, which targets the Janus kinase 2, or JAK2, gene, which is associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms, a variety of blood cancers that cause abnormal growth in blood cells.

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