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BD, Labcorp Collaborate on Flow Cytometry-Based Diagnostics for Matching Patients with Treatment

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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 10, 2022 — Medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) announced a collaboratation agreement with life sciences company Labcorp to develop flow cytometry-based companion diagnostics intended to match patients with life-changing treatments for cancer and other diseases.

According to Labcorp Chief Scientific Officer Bill Hanlon, the collaboration is a step toward increasing the adoption of flow cytometry in oncology and other therapeutic areas and developing methods to help pair patients with appropriate treatments. Current companion diagnostic tests commonly involve technologies such as immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, polymerase chain reaction, next-generation sequencing, and imaging.

The agreement creates a framework for BD and Labcorp Drug Development to collaborate with pharmaceutical partners. The companies' joint offering ranges from exploratory panel development to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of diagnostic and in vitro diagnostics kit manufacturing and distribution.

Photonics.com
Aug 2022
GLOSSARY
flow cytometry
A method of measuring the characteristics of microscopic particles, usually cells, as they flow in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Particles may be stained with fluorescent dye and the fluorescence detected via laser illumination.
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