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The University of California, San Diego spinout is developing a technology that uses microbial DNA signatures for the early detection of cancer.
Natera discussed its cancer and transplant rejection testing businesses, while Exact Sciences explained how it will benefit from its Genomic Health acquisition.
The funding supports development of a low-cost platform for detection of antimicrobial resistance elements in complex microbial communities.
MinIon sequencing identified pathogens and antimicrobial resistance genes in the gut of preterm infants with suspected necrotizing enterocolitis.
The company had previously declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which would have enabled it to reorganize to stay afloat and pay its creditors over time.
By examining metagenomic data of bacterial species in a patient's gut, the researchers aim to improve diagnosis and long-term nutritional intervention and treatment.
The researchers said a microbiome-based test could expand the number of individuals who are screened for the disease.
Life Genomics will distribute Luxia's 1test1 test in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway. The test leverages sequencing technology to analyze the 16s RNA gene.
The project builds on a collaboration between Bio-Rad and Genetic Analysis using the GA-map clinical test for gut dysbiosis.
The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.