NanoString

NanoString Technologies this week provided investors with a mixed bag of news as it released its second quarter earnings and financial outlook for the rest of the year.

NanoString also beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines, and upped its revenue guidance for the year based primarily on collaboration revenues.

New data now suggests that evaluating PD-L2 levels might better predict response to PD-1 targeting immune-oncology drugs than current tests that only measure PD-L1.

Gencurix aims to achieve US FDA 510(k) clearance for its GenesWell BCT breast cancer prognostic test next year.

The coverage decision provides Humana's 13 million members with access to the test, which provides a numerical score to assess the risk of disease recurrence.

Executives provided updates on their companies at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

The firm expects full-year revenue growth of up to 39 percent, but fell short of prior guidance for the year.

The evaluation presented at SABCS last week highlighted the importance of considering node-positive and -negative patients, and incorporating clinical information with molecular tests. 

Merck is hoping NanoString's multiplex platform can support gene expression signatures that will better predict which patients will respond to checkpoint inhibitors like its Keytruda.

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