NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina and Loxo Oncology said today that they plan to develop sequencing-based pan-cancer companion diagnostics for two of Loxo's targeted oncology drugs.

The companies will use a version of Illumina's TruSight 170 panel, a hybrid capture panel launched in the beginning of 2017 that analyzes both DNA and RNA. The test will be run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx platform.

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