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AstraZeneca big pharma deals Myriad Genetics for companion diagnostics supply

Posted on 05 September 2013

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Myriad Genetics has entered into expanded, non-exclusive global pharma deals with AstraZeneca to provide companion diagnostics for the olaparib Phase 3 clinical development program.

Olaparib is an investigational orally active poly-ADP ribose polymerase inhibitor being developed by AstraZeneca for the treatment of various tumor types including BRCA-mutated breast and ovarian cancers.

Under the expanded pharma deals, Myriad will build out a new laboratory within its Salt Lake City facility in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations for companion diagnostic devices.

In August, the FDA approved the Investigational Device Exemption for BRACAnalysis filed by Myriad, enabling clinical studies with olaparib to include BRACAnalysis testing as a companion diagnostic.

The pharma deals build on existing pharma deals through which Myriad provided supply of BRACAnalysis to support the Phase 2 development program for olaparib in breast and ovarian cancers.

Specific terms of the pharma deals were not disclosed.

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