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Vysis' PathVysion Likely Challenger As Dako's HercepTest Enters Market

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

If Vysis' presentation to FDA's Nov. 9 Immunology Devices Panel serves as any indication, the company's pending commercial introduction of the PathVysion HER-2 DNA Probe Kit will be aimed specifically at taking market share from Dako's HercepTest (see related story, p. 13).

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