PGDx, the defendants in the liquid biopsy IP case, has alleged that Guardant's CEO should have been named as an inventor on patents but was purposefully left off.
The California startup is about to launch its first product, a noninvasive prenatal screening test for recessive single-gene disorders called Unity.
The company's new strategic direction recognizes that the incorporation of genomics into patients' lives requires engaging other players in the complex healthcare ecosystem.
The company has split bloodstream infection testing into three multiplex panels that can detect a total of 56 pathogen targets and 10 markers of antimicrobial resistance.
With machine learning and clinical natural language processing, the team has come up with more automated methods to do provisional diagnoses on children with genetic disease.
Researchers in Nigeria are developing a handheld diagnostic device for identifying high-risk colorectal cancer patients in low-resource environments.
The method, presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, may provide results in hours rather than a week or more.
The new assay is part of the company's prenatal and women's health offerings, but it is also developing a preeclampsia test and technology for gastrointestinal testing.
Pharmacogenetics and legal experts took particular issue with the agency's suggestion that "established" drug/gene relationships are found only in FDA-approved drug labels.
Efforts highlighted at last week's AACR meeting included new efforts to advance gene expression signatures, improve PD-L1 tests, and calculate MSI across tumor types.