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Whose Genes Anyway?: Congressional action on Section 101 of U.S. patent law could reopen...

In early-to-mid June, the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held three days of hearings on proposed legislation to reform Section...
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8 Companion Diagnostic Developers Making a Mark

If companion diagnostics (CDx) were people, they would be old enough to drink. The first CDx won FDA approval in 1998, when Dako Denmark...

Portable Device Measures Efficacy of Targeted Cancer Drugs

A new device rapidly measures the efficacy of targeted cancer drugs. And, that could be a game-changer. The ability to figure out early if...

Interpace Diagnostics Buys Cancer Genetics’ BioPharma Business for $23.5M

Interpace Diagnostics Group has acquired the BioPharma services business of Cancer Genetics for approximately $23.5 million, while concurrently the buyer will receive a $27...

In Conversation with Clive Morris, CEO Inivata

Four-year-old liquid biopsy company Inivata, based in Cambridge, U.K., with a testing laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC, is now making its presence felt...

CRISPR Detectives: Startups seek to expand access to diagnostics with inexpensive CRISPR-based tests

CRISPR-Cas9 is best known for its powerful ability to make double-stranded breaks in DNA, allowing scientists to delete and edit genes with relative ease....

NIPT Startup Cradle Genomics Closes $17.1M Series A Financing

A San Diego startup non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) developer has raised $17.1 million in a Series A financing designed to support clinical development, corporate...
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Invitae Enhances Variant Interpretation Capabilities with Jungla Acquisition

Medical genetics company Invitae announced that it will acquire Jungla, Inc., a provider of genetic variant clinical interpretation tools in a deal valued at...
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The Breadth of Precision Medicine at ASCO 2019: From early detection to progress in...

The way ASCO started for me this year set the scene for what was an inspiring and fascinating weekend. Early on Friday morning, before...

Mining the Microbiome: Microbiome startups are proliferating, exploring new markets, and colonizing diverse therapeutic...

It would be hard to find an area of health where the microbiome has not been implicated as a major player. The microbiome is...
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