Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Dako Enters into an Additional Collaboration with Amgen

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration on developing a companion diagnostic test for an investigational cancer therapy in clinical development.

Dako has announced that it has entered into a new collaboration agreement with Amgen Inc. on the development of a diagnostic test for an Amgen cancer drug candidate in clinical development.

“It is Dako’s mission to fight cancer. Hence, we are pleased to be chosen as Amgen’s partner once again for the development of companion diagnostics linked to Amgen’s investigational targeted therapies,” says Lars Holmkvist, Dako’s chief executive officer.

In January 2012, Dako announced a collaboration agreement with Amgen Inc. introducing a new business model which supports the concurrent development of drug and diagnostics for a rare but deadly cancer - something that up to this point has been difficult to achieve in the industry.

“This new collaboration with Amgen underlines Dako’s commitment to advance personalized medicine in cancer treatment as the selection of patients most likely to benefit from a specific treatment will increase the probability of therapeutic success for cancer patients suffering," Lars Holmkvist adds.

Today’s news comes on the heels of several pharmDx™ collaborative agreements recently announced by Dako.

The demand for personalized medicine is increasing with the recognition that it may provide a way to improve patient care and manage healthcare costs by targeting treatments to individuals more likely to benefit from specific therapies.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Dako and Amgen to Collaborate in Cancer Therapy
The cancer diagnostic supplier announced that it has entered into a development and collaboration agreement with Amgen Inc. to develop a diagnostic test for an Amgen cancer drug candidate targeted for a rare and deadly cancer.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dako Enters New Collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb
Company has entered into a broad framework agreement with Bristol-Myers Squibb on the development of pharmacodiagnostic tests.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Dako Appoints New CFO
Egil Molsted Madsen is appointed new CFO of Dako A/S and Dako Denmark.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Scientific News
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
The Light of Fireflies for Medical Diagnostics
EPFL scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs.
Could a simple saliva test detect Alzheimer's?
Researchers have presented findings suggesting that a simple, non-invasive diagnostic for Alzheimer's could be within reach.
Cheap Diagnostics with a Portable "Paper Machine"
Scientists have developed a cheap, portable system for point of care diagnostics for a range of infectious diseases, genetic conditions and cancer.
New Variant of Streptococcal Bacteria
Scientists have discovered a new variant of streptococcal bacteria that has contributed to a rise in disease cases in the UK over the last 17 years.
New Insights into “Antenna” of Human Cells
Scientists from the University of Leeds have uncovered the most comprehensive list yet of genes implicated in a group of common inherited diseases.
Discordant NIPT Test Results May Reflect Presence of Maternal Cancer
Results published in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sperm RNA Test May Improve Evaluation of Male Infertility
To help resolve uncertainty—and guide prospective parents to the right fertility treatments—scientists propose the use of a new kind of fertility test. It involves examining sperm RNA by means of next-generation sequencing.
Optical 'Dog's Nose' Developed to Detect Cancer, Other Diseases
Researchers are using optical spectroscopy to develop a quick, non-invasive “breath test” they believe will have the potential to screen for a variety of diseases, including diabetes, infections and cancers.
Ebola Assays Compared in Head-to-Head Analysis
A newly published study has attempted to rigorously evaluate a few of the assays recently granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration to test for Ebola Zaire virus.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!