Molecular diagnostics developer PrimeraDx is making headway in its efforts to reach out to pharmaceutical companies to spur adoption of its highly multiplexed, quantitative PCR-based DNA testing platform for companion diagnostic development, according to a company official.

In doing so, the company has trained its focus primarily on the oncology space — both in its internal development and external partnership efforts — while putting infectious disease test development on the back burner for the time being.

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