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Becton Dickinson got clearance for a platform and test for the rapid identification and determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of gram-negative bacteria.
Precision Pathology will develop the CyPath Lung test for early-stage detection of lung cancer as an LDT for commercial sale by the first-quarter of 2019.
The technology uses a conducting polymer-based electrochemical chip with an array of electrodes and employs an electrical field to release and detect mutations.
The measures are part of a long-term plan for the National Health Service that will be rolled out across the country to detect 3 out of every 4 cancers at an early stage.
The new approval will allow the use of Qiagen's Therascreen EGFR RGQ PCR Kit as a companion diagnostic for Pfizer's Vizimpro in NSCLC patients.
Using deep learning, researchers attempted to classify non-small lung cancer subtypes and predict lung adenocarcinoma mutations from histopathology slides.
An Oregon Health Authority committee issued a draft guidance to not cover NGS testing for solid tumors, which advocacy groups say will limit access to Medicaid beneficiaries.
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 approval includes the use of either tumor tissue or plasma and follows previous approvals with Genentech's Tarceva (erlotinib) and AstraZeneca's Tagrisso (osimertinib).
Physicians can now use the Dako PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx assay to identify urothelial carcinoma patients who may benefit from the anti-PD1 immunotherapy.