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The firm's plan to use its full 5,000-assay panel for clinical work has caused some to question how it can ensure all of these measurements are clinical grade.

Among the updates provided Wednesday, Quidel's CEO noted the firm's growing presence in point-of-care markets, while PerkinElmer discussed plans for its Vanadis test.


Excluding IPOs, the funding environment for private venture-backed financing Dx deals in the US and Europe was remarkably similar in 2018 to 2017, according to Silicon Valley Bank.

The parties will use Somalogic's SomaScan platform to investigate the ability of protein measurements to affect patient care in a variety of clinical areas.

The company aims to sell its clinical products not as discrete tests but as sets of "insights" derived from patient proteomic data collected using the platform.

Backed by €19 million in EU funding, the initiative, called BigData@Heart, will create a research platform that could change the way cardiovascular diseases are diagnosed and treated.

The funds come from an equity investment by Chinese health firm iCarbonX announced at the beginning of the year as part of a partnership between the companies.

The company has identified markers of latent disease that it is now investigating to see if they could be useful for predicting progression to active infection.

The developer has presented clinical results that provide a base for completing development of a multi-protein test kit and conducting a clinical trial in advance of FDA submission.  

The company this week published a study in JAMA describing the panel, which is intended for assessing the risk of adverse events in coronary heart disease patients.