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Blueprint Genetics, recently acquired by Quest Diagnostics in January, will base the 600-gene panel on its whole-exome sequencing capability.
While results are preliminary, the test could potentially be used in lieu of a liver biopsy.
VALUE-Dx involves six IVD companies and is being heralded by participants as an opportunity for competitors to work together to improve test adoption.
The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.
While the first task of the centers will be to digitize their workflows to improve efficiency, they also aim to eventually develop new AI-based analytical tools for diagnosing patients.
The system relies on the use of scannable safety code cards containing patient data, along with a web portal and automated analysis tools that deliver customized diagnostic reports.
According to project organizers, feasibility testing in the first phase of the project was successful and clinical trials are planned for later this year.
The Codex4SMEs project, which has a €3.1 million budget, involves seven countries to increase cooperation in Europe's northwest region to develop companion diagnostics.
The new European initiative promises to deliver multiple new tests and methods for improving the treatment of breast cancer and rectal cancer.
Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called [email protected], will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.