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ArcherDx will develop sequencing-based circulating tumor DNA assays for use in AstraZeneca's recently launched Phase III MERMAID-1 trial of durvalumab (Imfinzi).
Blueprint Genetics, recently acquired by Quest Diagnostics in January, will base the 600-gene panel on its whole-exome sequencing capability.
Nearly 3,500 patients were referred to the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center for exome sequencing or other testing during the clinical program's first four years.
Abbott highlighted its next-generation Alinity platforms, and Caris discussed its plans to provide precision oncology services.
The clearances pave the way to clinical applications for three of MGI's instruments but the BGI subsidiary faces legal challenges from Illumina in Europe and the US.
Recent studies question the clinical utility of tumor mutational burden as a biomarker for immuno-oncology response, and the FDA clearance includes no therapeutic indications.
The approval of its Omics Core assay for tumor-normal mutational profiling opens the door for payor reimbursement, which is key to reaching profitability, NantHealth said.
The company announced this week the expansion of a genetic testing program for US patients with inherited retinal disease that it has run with partners since 2017.
The companies will use Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne CDx test as the baseline to define a set of unique variants that the codeveloped assays will monitor.
The firm did not disclose the size of the funding, which is helping it build on its Centrellis Health Intelligence Platform and move to whole-exome sequencing.