NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today said that its BD Diagnostics unit will collaborate with Lab21 on the development of oncology assays to run on the BD Max molecular diagnostic system.

Cambridge, UK-based Lab21 will develop PCR-based tests for a series of oncology markers, while BD will be responsible for manufacturing and commercializing the tests worldwide. The Franklin Lakes, NJ-based medical products and research tools firm said that the first two assays developed under the collaboration will target KRAS and BRAF mutations.

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