By Ben Butkus

This story has been updated from a version posted Oct. 25 to include comments from a GlaxoSmithKline spokesperson.

Life Technologies said yesterday that it has inked an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals to develop a qPCR-based molecular diagnostic assay to help select patients who may benefit from a GSK candidate cancer immunotherapy.

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