Myriad Genetics (NSDQ:MYGN) subsidiary Myriad Genetics Laboratories said today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare approved its Bracanalysis Diagnostic System to be used with Lynparza – a breast cancer drug marketed by AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) and Merck (NYSE:MRK).
Lynparza is a PARP inhibitor designed to target deficiencies in DNA damage response pathways. AstraZeneca and Merck are working to get the drug cleared in Japan to treat patients with BRCA-mutated metastatic breast cancer. Myriad’s Bracanalysis test is the first test approved in Japan for use with a PARP inhibitor, the company touted.
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