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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

North Dakota-based MedScan Laboratory will collect patient samples and extract RNA for Fulgent's new NGS-based clinical assay for SARS-CoV-2.

The firms are developing clinical and RUO workflows that use NGS for pathogen identification and will comarket IDbyDNA's Explify data platform.

The firms have entered into a strategic partnership to integrate their respective amplicon-based target enrichment technologies for use in NGS testing.

Fulgent and its China-based joint venture  are  working on a clinical NGS-based  test that  it says will have better  sensitivity than RT-PCR-based kits.

The insurer will cover testing at the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine for children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions.

The firm argues that its tests allows hospitals to expedite patient treatment, while curbing the costs of one-off tests and medication, and minimizing the length of a patient's stay. 

The immune sequencing firm has engaged the FDA in discussions over how to get regulatory approval for one test for several seemingly different diseases.

A four-year, $5.5 million program will assess whether circulating cell-free DNA testing can improve diagnosis and outcomes for a type of EBV-associated cancer.

Test volumes, revenues per test and costs per test improved during the quarter, the company said.

Aiming to improve patient access to critical drugs and tests, a group of legislators have started a caucus to shore up bipartisan support for personalized medicine.

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