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NEW YORK – ArcherDx and AstraZeneca have formed a strategic collaboration to develop assays to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer, the companies said on Tuesday.

Under the terms of the agreement, Boulder, Colorado-based ArcherDx will perform exome sequencing of resected non-small cell lung cancer patient samples and generate patient-specific, research-use-only circulating tumor DNA assays.

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