Abbott And GSK Join For Cancer Diagnostic | July 20, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 29 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 20, 2009

Abbott And GSK Join For Cancer Diagnostic

Department: Business
Keywords: Abbott, Glaxo, cancer

Abbott Laboratories and GlaxoSmithKline will develop an automated molecular diagnostic test that uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to screen non-small-cell lung cancer tumors for expression of the MAGE-A3 antigen. MAGE-A3 is a tumor-specific antigen that is expressed in non-small-cell lung cancer and other cancer types. GSK currently has a MAGE-A3 antigen-specific cancer immunology candidate in Phase III development. "Through this partnership, we aim to make MAGE-A3 testing of lung tumors available in standard pathology labs around the world," says Vincent Brichard, head of immunotherapeutics at GSK.

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