My Gene Counsel's confirmatory testing program is the latest example of how the healthcare system is adapting to consumers' growing appetite for genetic testing.
While a number of hospitals have sold their outreach operations in recent years, observers suggest these businesses are well-suited to the current environment.
The study adds to growing evidence around the utility of cell-free DNA testing in lung cancer patients, while highlighting shortcomings of the approach.
The agreement covers the manufacture and supply of superparamagnetic particles. T2 Bio will be a non-exclusive reseller of the particles as part of its products.
Roche alleged that lower-priced test strips intended for sale via mail order were redirected for sale at higher prices through retail pharmacies.
The company has initial financing of $35 million, and has licensed its foundational SHERLOCK and INSPECTR technologies from the Broad and Harvard, respectively.
The Optigen AP 3600 can process up to 100 panels, or as many as 3,600 individual allergen results, in one day, and allows for true walk-away time, the firm said.
In a study involving 250 military veterans, researchers have reported identifying and testing gene expression biomarkers whose levels rise with human stress.
The researchers showed engineered macrophages could detect tumors with sensitivity superior to that offered by endogenous protein or nucleic acid biomarkers.
The company can now perform the test on samples from New York residents with advanced prostate cancer to help guide the choice of either hormonal or chemotherapy.