NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Illumina has partnered with AstraZeneca, Janssen Biotech, and Sanofi to develop a universal next-generation sequencing-based oncology test system for multi-analyte companion diagnostics, the company said today.

The goal of the partnership is to transition from single-analyte companion diagnostics to panel-based assays to select cancer therapies for patients.

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