Pillar Biosciences, an innovative, next-generation sequencing (NGS) solutions, in-vitro diagnostics company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, to provide genomic testing for people with cancer.
Under the agreement, Pillar Biosciences will provide the oncoReveal™ Essential Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN) panel. Using NGS, this panel simultaneously measures for DNA mutations across multiple genes.
“Collaborating with Labcorp makes available a targeted NGS testing solution to accurately diagnose and monitor people with cancer who are suspected of having myeloproliferative neoplasms, which are diseases of the blood and bone marrow,” said Laura Beggrow, chief business officer at Pillar Biosciences. “This collaboration presents a broad market opportunity and bolsters our mission to make precision medicine accessible to all by providing high-quality, affordable specialty NGS testing capabilities.”
“Our collaboration with Pillar Biosciences will allow us to provide an accurate, efficient and scalable solution to patients with blood and bone marrow diseases through a multiplex targeted gene panel,” said Dr. Marcia Eisenberg, chief scientific officer at Labcorp and a member of the scientific advisory board of Pillar Biosciences. “This specialty oncology assay will enable patients and health care providers to make the most-informed and best-possible treatment decisions.”