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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

The Parsippany, New Jersey-based firm expects to expand relationships with multiple biopharmaceutical companies after bolstering its biopharma services business. 

Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.

The company has multiple companion diagnostics partnerships in the works, with new tests on the way in 2020, and new plans for next-generation sequencing. 

Perceptive Advisors led the round, joined by new and existing investors. ArcherDx will use the proceeds to launch a companion diagnostic and expand globally.

The sites include Massachusetts General Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, Struthers Parkinson's Center, UC San Diego, and the Perelman School of Medicine.

Amgen's latest deal with a pharma company will see its clonoSeq assay used for minimal residual disease testing in a clinical trial for venetoclax.

The firms are combining Caris' somatic and Ambry's germline testing to provide clinicians with information on patients' cancers.

The company is using the test to direct patient enrollment and treatment stratification in a trial of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) combination treatments.

The FDA approved FoundationOne CDx as a companion diagnostic for alpelisib in combination with fulvestrant to treat certain PIK3CA-mutated breast cancers.

ArcherDx will develop in vitro diagnostic tests, including companion diagnostics, to run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx next-generation sequencing system.

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