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The platform developed during an initiative managed by BioMed X with input from Roche uses field effect sensors to detect several different types of analytes.

According to Natera CEO Steve Chapman, the agreement will not detract from Natera's own efforts to establish its exome sequencing-based Signatera assay.

Industry experts say a receptive market and investor interest in new technologies have spurred the increase in genomics tools and molecular diagnostics IPOs. 

The companies will use Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne CDx test as the baseline to define a set of unique variants that the codeveloped assays will monitor.

An IASLC survey showed that molecular testing is not performed in line with expert guidelines, which means only a minority of lung cancer patients are benefitting from precision oncology.

The blood test screens individual blood donations for four common species of the parasite Babesia, which can cause anemia and other potentially fatal conditions. 

The solutions are solutions for both clinical chemistry and immunoassay platforms and are meant to help labs run tests faster on less equipment and automate manual tasks.  

Roche Diagnostics got the nod for its Elecsys Anti-HAV II test for the detection of total antibodies ­­— IgG and IgM — to the hepatitis A virus.

New resistance tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhea could help stave off superbugs, but guidelines and economic factors may hinder adoption.

The cancer immunotherapy regimen and companion diagnostic test will be available in Europe for patients with triple-negative breast cancer who express PD-L1. 

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