NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Abbott announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted premarket approved for the company's Vysis CLL FISH Probe Kit as a companion diagnostic for AbbVie and Genentech's newly approved chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) drug Venclexta (venetoclax).

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