HTG, Illumina Expand IVD Test Collaboration to Autoimmune, CV, Fibrosis Disorders

HTG Molecular Diagnostics said today it has expanded a 4½-year-old agreement with Illumina allowing for development of in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kits for use...
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Single Multianalyte Blood Biopsy Can Detect Eight Different Cancers

CancerSEEK analyzes eight protein biomarkers along with a panel of 16 cancer genes and could eventually be used as an early screening tool
Whole exome sequencing is becoming more available to patients and will help them distill the sequencing data to candidate genes and link them with therapies. [NCI]

Cancer Combination Therapies Tailored to Individuals Show Improved Outcomes

Patients with therapy-resistant cancers show improved outcomes if their treatments are personalized according to the molecular profile of their cancer, according to a new...

Meat of Antibiotic Resistance Is Not in the Meat

Antimicrobial resistance courses to and from livestock via environment, not just antibiotic use.
Agilent Technologies and Lasergen have collaborated on building a next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow for clinical applications

Agilent Buys Lasergen for $105M, Two Years after Taking 48% Stake

Companies are building NGS workflow for clinical applications with sequencing technology based on Lasergen’s Lightning Terminators chemistry
Biodesix said today that its VeriStrat proteomic blood test

Study Confirms Prognostic Value of Biodesix VeriStrat Test in NSCLC Patients

Test shown as significant predictor of outcomes independent of EGFR mutation status, treatment received, and other clinical variables
Source: NIH

Genomic Study Links Commonalities Between Cardiovascular and Other Diseases

Nearly half of all hereditary risk factors for coronary artery disease are also associated with entirely different diseases.
Panomic spatial sequencing platform developer ReadCoor plans to spatially map cortical cells using Fluorescent in situ Sequencing (FISSEQ) for the Human Cell Atlas with a grant it won from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and DAF

Developer of Panomic Spatial Sequencing Platform Wins Grant to Map Cortical Cells

ReadCoor to benchmark in situ technologies and establish best practices for Human Cell Atlas, mapping all cells in a healthy human body
Companies say their initial projects will entail developing new automation systems based on PCR and NGS technologies. [iStock/© Chagin]

Hitachi High-Tech, Qiagen Enter Molecular Testing Collaboration

Hitachi High-Technologies and Qiagen said today they have launched a long-term strategic collaboration to develop molecular testing tools. The value of the collaboration was...
Most cases of colorectal cancer evade early detection

FDA Expands Cologuard Cancer Test Approval to Younger People

Exact Sciences announced  that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test, Cologuard, for eligible average-risk individuals ages...
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