Jan 18, 2022 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE: Illumina
SAN DIEGO, January 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203509482/composite ILMN +5.95% announced a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to develop companion diagnostics (CDx) for several programs in Boehringer Ingelheim's oncology pipeline. The partnership aims to accelerate the development of therapy selection and precision medicines for patients with advanced cancer.
The partnership spans current and future CDx programs, with plans to add CDx claims to an in vitro diagnostic test Illumina is developing that is based on the content of TruSight(TM) Oncology 500 (TSO 500). The first program will co-develop a CDx for a Boehringer Ingelheim investigational medicine.
About TruSight Oncology 500
TSO 500 is a Research Use Only comprehensive pan-cancer assay designed to identify 523 known and emerging tumor biomarkers. TSO 500 utilizes both DNA and RNA from tumor samples to identify key variants critical for cancer development and progression, such as small DNA variants, fusions, and splice variants. Based on the content of TSO 500, Illumina will be adding an in vitro diagnostic test to the TruSight Oncology product family. This comprehensive tumor profiling assay will have similar chemistry and analytics to TSO 500. To learn more about TSO 500, click here.
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Dr. Karen Birmingham
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KEYWORDS: illumina, NASDAQ: ILMN, Boehringer Ingelheim, TruSight Oncology 500
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