Changes in physician behavior around monitoring patient response to therapeutic monoclonal antibodies is increasing demand for clinical testing of these drugs.
The "drug-tolerant assay" found that only very early TNF levels offered treatment response clues in RA patients treated with the TNF inhibitor adalimumab.
In a pair of recent studies, Crescendo put forth new clinical utility data and an age and adiposity-adjusted model for its Vectra DA rheumatoid arthritis test.
The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space.
According to Myriad, a similar deal is in the works with the pharmacy benefit management services provider for its GeneSight pharmacogenetic test.
Microdrop will license the rights to market SQI's celiac and wheat allergy, and arthritis tests direct to consumers.
The company had total revenues of $193.5 million during the quarter, driven by continued increases in revenue and test volume for its more recently launched and acquired tests.
HTG Molecular will provide Firalis with technology and components to support its commercialization of a rheumatoid arthritis theranostic assay.
The effort, which relied on Oxford BioDynamics' EpiSwitch platform, resulted in an assay that researchers believe could be developed into a test to guide therapy selection for patients.
Biogen will now be able to supply Lisa Tracker monitoring kits in the competitive tenders in which it participates in France and other parts of Europe.