Myriad Expands Diagnostic Research Collaboration With TESARO and Merck


SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 22, 2016 — Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced a strategic research collaboration with TESARO and Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, to help identify potential responders to an investigational combination drug therapy using TESARO’s PARP inhibitor (niraparib) plus KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab), Merck’s anti-PD-1 therapy.

Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will use Myriad’s myChoice HRD™ test and new tumor tests to evaluate treatment response in a clinical trial evaluating the combination of niraparib plus pembrolizumab in patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) or ovarian cancer.  Other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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