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The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.
Biocartis' Idylla called some colorectal cancer samples negative that Sysmex Inostics's OncoBEAM called positive, but the clinical implications may be complex.
The agreement is part of Biocartis' long term plans to expand its presence in the oncology field by building a menu of tests for immunotherapies.
The firms will begin a prospective lung cancer study using Biocartis' Idylla EGFR mutation test in European countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, and Italy.
Researchers separately found that the assay had high concordance with other techniques in cancers including colorectal and endometrial carcinomas.