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A San Jose, California-based company appears to be the first in the US to routinely offer nanopore sequencing as part of a testing lab service. 

The Eudamed database is an integral part of the new Medical Device and IVD Regulations that go into effect in 2020 and 2022.

The educational grant will support UpToDate's development of technology to help medical professionals advise their patients on health implications of genetic tests.

The company offers products and services for analyzing, interpreting, and reporting clinical next-generation sequencing data with a focus on cancer.

The company was originally founded as a spinoff from Korean genomic services provider Macrogen to offer direct-to-consumer genomic rare disease screening tests.

While some large health systems have developed internal tools for lab test utilization, a number of outside vendors are rolling out solutions of their own.

Startup BioLizard will develop the algorithm to help Novigenix migrate its immuno-transcriptiomic assay for early colorectal cancer detection to a new NGS-based platform.

The funding is being provided by the Flemish government's Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to support the three-year development project.

The health technology firm is proposing a new software solution that would standardize coding in genetic testing, but a more predictable system would also narrow variability in test pricing.

The firm did not disclose the size of the funding, which is helping it build on its Centrellis Health Intelligence Platform and move to whole-exome sequencing. 

The system is designed to analyze data from routine blood and biochemistry tests to identify immunological abnormalities that indicate high cancer risk.

By measuring and analyzing hospital testing operations, the firm anticipates helping its customers implement better antimicrobial stewardship programs.

The financing, led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, will go toward the development of 20 tests targeted at cancers and dementias.

NantHealth's net loss fell by 37 percent, to $14.7 million, as revenue from software-related revenue jumped by 23 percent while expenses fell.

The group will start a pilot study at Columbia University next week to sequence genes from 600 Parkinson's disease patients before expanding to a larger cohort.

The researchers said that they have demonstrated an approach that skirts a bottleneck and enables building pathology support systems from large datasets.

The lack of a ready infrastructure has some manufacturers spooked about a regulatory bottleneck as the date for compliance draws closer.

Israel-based software company Medial EarlySign will work with Geisinger's innovation center to develop technologies to predict lower GI and other "high-burden" diseases.

The British team believes its classifier can identify men who will need treatment within five years,  minimizing the need of repeated checkups for low-risk patients.

The firms aim to combine PerkinElmer 's Ordered Data Interpretation Network and FDNA's Face2Gene facial analysis software to target emerging markets.  

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