Thermo Fisher collaborates with Daiichi and Takeda 2nd May 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed new agreements with Daiichi Sankyo and Takeda Pharmaceuticals to expand the clinical use of Oncomine Dx Target Test to support clinical trials and drug development programs. The agreements will focus on validating additional biomarkers and gene variants on the test and support Thermo Fisher’s efforts to further enable precision oncology.
Thermo Fisher will retain global commercialization rights for the test and will lead all filings of supplemental premarket approvals (sPMA) in order to seek approval from the US FDA. Expansion of Oncomine Dx Target Test is part of the company’s strategic plan to further develop its test as a companion diagnostic (CDx) for multiple therapies.
“We are extremely pleased with the strong interest and commitment from our pharmaceutical partners who see the value of leveraging the expandability of Oncomine Dx Target Test,” said Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical Next Generation Sequencing and Oncology at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “This unique feature can help expedite their drug development programs so that patients potentially benefit more quickly from the targeted therapies in the development pipeline.”
Oncomine Dx Target Test is FDA approved to simultaneously report 23 genes clinically associated with NSCLC. Of those 23, three contain markers that are approved for use as a CDx for specific targeted therapies.