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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...
Projections for the growth of the liquid biopsy market range as low as $1 billion by 2020

10 Liquid Biopsy Companies in the Money

10 privately-held diagnostics developers primarily focused on liquid biopsy tests, ranked by total money raised from venture capital firms.
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UnitedHealthcare To Cover Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine in Depression, Anxiety

The nation’s largest private health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, announced August 1 that it will cover testing that will allow physicians to match their patients to...

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...

Promega to Develop MSI Technology as CDx to Merck’s Keytruda

Promega’s MSI testing is designed to functionally measure the genomic accumulation of insertion or deletion (INDEL) errors caused by a deficient mismatch-repair system (dMMR) that occurs in certain types of solid tumors.

Small Sequencer Developer GenapSys Completes $90M Series C Financing

GenapSys’ sequencing system is about the size of an iPad, costs under $10,000, and is based on a proprietary direct electronic sequencing chip, which is intended to eliminate the need for cumbersome equipment.

PerkinElmer Genomics, U. of Iowa Develop FSHD Assay Based on Bionano’s Saphyr

Bionano Genomics announced at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in Houston that PerkinElmer Genomics and the University of Iowa have...
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Invitae Offers Free Genetic Testing for Four Conditions

Invitae said it is offering for free its Detect genetic testing programs for four conditions: Muscular dystrophy, hereditary prostate cancer, familial cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia,...
The American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU) has issued a position statement encouraging the use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients. [Ji-Xin Cheng

Clinical Urologists Group Supports Genomic Testing for Prostate Cancer

AACU statement encourages use of tissue-based molecular testing and/or germline testing for three groups of prostate cancer patients
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Genetic Report for More than 30 Cardiovascular Conditions

The new clinical report, Cardiac Care, features more than 110 genes from clinical databases spanning more than 30 different cardiovascular conditions, ranging from cardiomyopathies to rare forms of long QT syndromes.
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