Proteomic diagnostics firm Biodesix and drug developer Aveo Oncology said this week that they are partnering to co-develop and commercialize Aveo's non-small cell lung cancer antibody drug ficlatuzumab and Biodesix's Veristrat as a companion test to predict best responders.

Under the terms of the agreement, Biodesix will fund the first $15 million of the drug development effort with the expenses thereafter split evenly between the two firms. The two will split any profits from commercialization of the drug.

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