Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.
For the Evry, France-based company, the grant will support its vision of making its technology available as a platform for running oncology assays.
The breath-based biopsy firm is collaborating with Renji Hospital to conduct a clinical trial into the early detection of lung cancer in China.
Researchers combined a new and established biomarker to detect nearly 70 percent of pancreatic cancers with a less than 5 percent false-positive rate.
CellMax is developing and applying its CTC platform for early detection of colorectal cancer and more long term for breast and prostate cancer.
The company also published a study describing ImmRay PanCan-D biomarker signature that it said could be used to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.
The FDA granted the assay's status based on its ability to detect both ovarian and pancreatic cancer in asymptomatic individuals over the age of 65.
The firm has collected evidence supporting the use of its PancraGen to providing the same molecular information for samples from biliary strictures and solid pancreatic lesions as it has done for years in pancreatic cyst fluid.
Researchers affiliated with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network found that treatment based on patient molecular profiles improved progression-free survival.
The Swedish molecular diagnostics firm will use the proceeds, in part, to fund the planned launch of its Immray PanCan-d assay for detecting pancreatic cancer.