NEW YORK - Biodesix, Boulder, Colo, said today that it is collaborating with immune-oncology firm Immodulon Therapeutics to identify proteomic markers linked to pancreatic cancer.
Under the agreement, the companies will use Biodesix's Diagnostic Cortex biomarker discovery platform to analyze the circulating proteome of advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated with Immodulon's candidate immunotherapy IMM-101.
"From this collaboration and by utilizing the Biodesix Diagnostic Cortex in identifying blood-based proteomic biomarkers, we hope to facilitate selection of those patients most likely to respond to IMM-101. This could improve the efficiency of treatment and patient care, and accelerate our clinical trial programs," Jaap Kampinga, Immodulon's CEO, said in a statement.
Biodesix is a lung cancer diagnostic company addressing the continuum of patient care from early diagnosis of lung nodules through late stage cancer. The company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining simple blood draws and multi-omics with the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix is the first company to offer three best-in class tests for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, and multiple pipeline tests including one with the potential to identify patients who may benefit from immunotherapies. The Biodesix Lung Reflex strategy integrates the GeneStrat® and VeriStrat® tests to support treatment decisions with results in 72 hours. The Nodify XL2™ nodule test, which will be commercially available in the second half of 2019, evaluates the risk of malignancy, enabling physicians to triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. Biodesix also partners with the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop companion diagnostics. For more information about Biodesix, please visit www.biodesix.com.