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NEW YORK – Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday that it has teamed up with Janssen Biotech, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, to develop a companion diagnostic test to support clinical trial enrollment of cancer patients.

Under the deal, scientists at Thermo Fisher and Janssen Research & Development will initially validate biomarkers for use with the Thermo Fisher Oncomine Dx Target Test to identify non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients for enrollment into clinical trials. The firms may add other cancer indications later on.

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