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Japan's Nichirei will register Biocartis' Idylla MDx oncology products with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Genomic Health will have exclusive rights to develop and sell its Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score test on Biocartis' Idylla platform.

Belgian MDx firm Biocartis said this week that it is adjusting its guidance for 2018, increasing its projection for new instrument placements and narrowing its expectation for cartridge volume.

Researchers separately found that the assay had high concordance with other techniques in cancers including colorectal and endometrial carcinomas.

The firm reported a 69 percent increase in product sales, driven by a 102 percent jump in cartridge sales and jump in research revenues.  

The two firms will provide €14M ($16.2 million) of equity funding to commercialize the Idylla platform in the Chinese market.

The agreement will enable Biocartis to commercialize the EGFR S492R resistance mutation as part of its liquid and solid biopsy RUO assays.

The firm said it plans to accelerate the expansion of its test menu through partnerships with pharma and biotech companies.

Qiagen believes the flexibility of the Stat-Dx platform for an evolving reimbursement landscape will set it apart from other similar commercial platforms.

Running on the Biocartis Idylla platform, Immunexpress' Septicyte test will detect sepsis in patients in as little as an hour.

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