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Agendia Announces New Agreement with Daiichi Sankyo to Support Oncology Drug Development

Agendia recently announced a new agreement with Daiichi Sankyo regarding oncology drug development and personalized medicine. The agreement calls for Agendia’s oncology biomarker technology to be used in the assessment of novel pharmaceuticals now being researched in certain Daiichi Sankyo clinical trials.

Agendia Announces New Agreement with Daiichi Sankyo to Support Oncology Drug Development

Agendia recently announced a new agreement with Daiichi Sankyo regarding oncology drug development and personalized medicine. The agreement calls for Agendia’s oncology biomarker technology to be used in the assessment of novel pharmaceuticals now being researched in certain Daiichi Sankyo clinical trials.

Regeneron Launches New Human Genetics Initiative

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) recently announced that it has launched a new human genetics initiative via a new wholly owned subsidiary, the Regeneron Genetics Center LLC (RGC). The objective of the RGC is to expand the use of human genetics for defining disease targets and improving the drug development process. The RGC will pursue both large population-based efforts as well as family-based approaches.

Bayer HealthCare to Collaborate with Sysmex Inostics GmbH to Develop Blood-based Companion Diagnostic Tests in Oncology

Bayer HealthCare has entered into a master collaboration agreement with the diagnostic company Sysmex Inostics GmbH for the development of companion diagnostics for targeted cancer therapies. The innovative blood-based companion diagnostic solutions offered by Sysmex Inostics will complement anti-cancer agents developed by Bayer.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Funds Research to Develop Parkinson’s Blood Test

Research being performed by Durin Technologies, Inc., exploring the development of a novel blood test for Parkinson’s disease was recently awarded a second grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.