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PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx Overview

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For PD-L1 testing, the choice is clear: use PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx, the one assay clinical trial-proven with KEYTRUDA
  • With indications across a wide range of cancer types, oncologists are increasingly selecting patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA
  • PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is the clinically relevant option when considering patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA
PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx delivers high specificity and sensitivity

High specificity for accurate clinical results

High sensitivity for precise PD-L1 detection

  • Assessment of PD-L1 expression in NSCLC demonstrated staining across the dynamic range of TPS 0–100% and 0–3+ staining intensities

The stains above are of NSCLC specimens stained with PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx.

PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx delivers repeatable and reproducible results in ONE pre-validated assay to elevate your diagnostic confidence
  • Agilent performed rigorous repeatability testing to ensure reliable results
  • 100% overall agreement across inter-instrument, inter-operator, inter-day, and intra-run tests*
  • Reproducibility testing performed at three external testing sites demonstrated > 85% overall agreement across all tests*
  • Inter-site, intra-site, inter-observer, and intra-observer tests were all performed
  • PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx comes pre-validated, including validated scoring guidelines and on-site product demonstrations
  • All necessary components for a complete staining run are validated together and included in each kit

* Overall agreement is based on average negative and average positive agreements. Tests were performed using NSCLC tissue

Efficiency and convenience in an all-in-ONE kit
  • PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is a standardized IHC assay with all necessary components for 50 tests in one kit
  • Designed for use on Autostainer Link 48, which comes preprogrammed with a validated staining protocol in the DakoLink software
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Intended Use

For in vitro diagnostic use.

PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is a qualitative immunohistochemical assay using monoclonal mouse anti-PD-L1, Clone 22C3 intended for use in the detection of PD-L1 protein in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), gastric or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), cervical cancer, urothelial carcinoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) tissues using EnVision FLEX visualization system on Autostainer Link 48.

PD-L1 protein expression in NSCLC is determined by using Tumor Proportion Score (TPS), which is the percentage of viable tumor cells showing partial or complete membrane staining at any intensity.

PD-L1 protein expression in gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma, ESCC, cervical cancer, urothelial carcinoma, HNSCC, and TNBC is determined by using Combined Positive Score (CPS), which is the number of PD-L1 staining cells (tumor cells, lymphocytes, macrophages) divided by the total number of viable tumor cells, multiplied by 100.

Companion Diagnostic Indications

Tumor Indication PD-L1 Expression Level Intended Use
NSCLC TPS ≥ 1% PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying NSCLC patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).**
Gastric or GEJ Adenocarcinoma CPS ≥ 1 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying gastric or GEJ adenocarcinoma patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).
ESCC CPS ≥ 10 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying ESCC patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).
Cervical Cancer CPS ≥ 1 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying cervical cancer patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).
Urothelial
Carcinoma
CPS ≥ 10 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying urothelial carcinoma patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).**
HNSCC CPS ≥ 1 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying HNSCC patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).**
TNBC CPS ≥ 10 PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx is indicated as an aid in identifying TNBC patients for treatment with KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab).

** See the KEYTRUDA® product label for specific clinical circumstances guiding PD-L1 testing.

KEYTRUDA is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.

References: 1. PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx [Instructions for Use]. Carpinteria, CA: Dako, Agilent Pathology Solutions; 2020. 2. Keytruda [package insert]. Kenilworth, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2020. 3. Garon EB, Rizvi NA, Hui R, et al. Pembrolizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(21):2018-2028. 4. Herbst RS, Baas P, Kim DW, et al. Pembrolizumab versus docetaxel for previously treated, PD-L1-positive, advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (KEYNOTE-010): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016;387(10027):1540-1550. 5. Reck M, Rodríguez-abreu D, Robinson AG, et al. Pembrolizumab versus chemotherapy for PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(19):1823-1833. 6. Roach C, Zhang N, Corigliano E, et al. Development of a companion diagnostic PD-L1 immunohistochemistry assay for pembrolizumab therapy in non-small-cell lung cancer. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2016;24:392-397.

For countries outside of the United States, see the local KEYTRUDA product label for approved indications and expression cutoff values to guide therapy.

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