NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With a series of recent collaborations, German biomarker firm Protagen is shifting its focus to cancer immunotherapy.

Over the last year the company has signed agreements with the German National Center for Tumor Diseases, the National Cancer Institute, and the Gustave Roussy Institute of Oncology for biomarker work in immunoncology, with a specific focus on identifying patients at risk of immune-related adverse events (irAEs).

"This is the major focus of the company and has been for the last 16 months," said Georg Lautscham, Protagen's CBO.

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