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In a tie-up with an asbestos workers' trade union, Owlstone Medical aims to analyze chemicals in the breath of people with historical exposure to asbestos.

Exact Sciences and the Mayo Clinic are working to develop a blood test for pancreatic cancer that might be able to diagnose patients with early-stage disease.

Almac said that the assay will be used in a clinical study of repotrectinib (TPX-0005), an investigational, next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor.

The test, called EZ Detect, is a flushable pad that detects the presence of fecal occult blood when dropped into a toilet following a bowel movement.

The guidelines provide recommendations for what CYP2C9 variant alleles should be included in clinical pharmacogenomic tests assessing that gene.

A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing.

The company reported that its genome-wide methylation approach could detect 77 percent of stage II cancers in its ongoing case-control CCGA study.

Dubbed Automobi Molecular Diagnostics, the company will establish local manufacturing facilities and work to commercialize the Novodiag platform in China.

The agreement is part of Biocartis' long term plans to expand its presence in the oncology field by building a menu of tests for immunotherapies.

Thrive Earlier Detection is banking on targeted detection of frequent cancer mutations, coupled with protein markers, while competitors turn to genome-wide approaches.

The randomized data continue to distinguish Genomic Health's test for node-negative women, while new questions come to the fore node-positive disease and other areas of clinical care.

The collaboration between 15 federal and state groups used a workshop format originally developed by CDC to help other countries with their One Health issues.

The company drew $49 from the credit facility to repay an earlier outstanding loan and expects to draw another $27 million to, in part, pay for its acquisition of GenePOC.

The firm plans to use proceeds to fund commercial activities related to its ClonoSeq assay, as well as research into drug discovery and its project to map TCR antigens.

The Columbia Solid Tumor Panel, a custom NGS panel from Pillar Biosciences, will be used at CUMC's Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.

The assay is for detecting varicella-zoster virus in cerebrospinal fluid and can be used with the firm's Liaison MDx instrument.

The virology department at UW will offer a number of support services to diagnostics developers, including particular expertise in digital PCR and sequencing technologies.

Caris will use its whole-transcriptome sequencing assay and Molecular Intelligence Trials service to identify patients for a phase II clinical trial.

The company is commercializing a method developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins that detects cancer with high specificity from a blood sample.

The study showed that the Zeesan test kit and qPCR instrument could be used for near-patient HPV typing of 94 samples in 2.5 hours.

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