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Scientists identify new biomarker for diagnosing cause of thyroid cancer

Scientists identify new biomarker for diagnosing cause of thyroid cancer

The expression of the protein CLIP2 provides information on whether a papillary thyroid carcinoma was induced by radiation or had a sporadic origin. With this discovery, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have identified a new biomarker for the diagnosis of the cancer cause. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo, Ambit Biosciences enter into definitive merger agreement

Daiichi Sankyo, Ambit Biosciences enter into definitive merger agreement

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd. (hereinafter Daiichi Sankyo) and Ambit Biosciences, jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Daiichi Sankyo will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Ambit Biosciences for $15 per share in cash through a tender offer followed by a merger with a subsidiary of Daiichi Sankyo, or approximately $315 million on a fully diluted basis. [More]
CAP awards accreditation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

CAP awards accreditation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP's Accreditation Programs. [More]
NeoGenomics launches 23 NGS-based NeoTYPE Cancer Profiles

NeoGenomics launches 23 NGS-based NeoTYPE Cancer Profiles

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today it has launched 23 new and innovative NeoTYPE Cancer Profiles based on next-generation sequencing (NGS). [More]
Greenwood Genetic and Clemson receive first round of fund from SRHC

Greenwood Genetic and Clemson receive first round of fund from SRHC

Seven research projects from Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University faculty were selected to receive the first round of funding provided by Self Regional Healthcare (SRHC). [More]
Affymetrix, BioDiscovery launch new analysis software for cancer research

Affymetrix, BioDiscovery launch new analysis software for cancer research

Affymetrix and BioDiscovery, Inc. today announced the launch of a new analysis software, Nexus Copy Number for Affymetrix, which is specifically for data generated by Affymetrix' genetic analysis platforms in cancer research, including CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite and OncoScan FFPE Assay Kit. [More]
Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists reproduce chromosomal modifications in human cells that cause certain cancer

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol-gicas (CNIO) have succeeded in reproducing, in human cells, the chromosomal translocations that cause two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Researchers reproduce tumor chromosomal translocations in human cells

Researchers reproduce tumor chromosomal translocations in human cells

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre and the Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Centre have been able to reproduce, for the first time in human cells, chromosomal translocations associated with two types of cancer: acute myeloid leukaemia and Ewing's sarcoma. [More]
Transgenomic signs license with Dana-Farber to develop multiplexed ICE COLD-PCR technology

Transgenomic signs license with Dana-Farber to develop multiplexed ICE COLD-PCR technology

Transgenomic, Inc., a global biotechnology company advancing personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through advanced diagnostic tests and clinical and research services, today announced that it has signed a license with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for worldwide rights to develop and commercialize multiplexed versions of its ICE COLD-PCRTM technology (MX ICE COLD-PCR). [More]
NeoGenomics selects Aurora as primary partner for molecular testing

NeoGenomics selects Aurora as primary partner for molecular testing

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today that it has been selected by Aurora Diagnostics to be its primary partner for molecular testing at each of Aurora's 19 specialized anatomic pathology laboratories in the United States. [More]
NeoGenomics' revenue up 16.1% in first quarter 2014

NeoGenomics' revenue up 16.1% in first quarter 2014

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services today reported its results for the first quarter of 2014. [More]
OGT releases new application note detailing performance of two DNA labelling kits

OGT releases new application note detailing performance of two DNA labelling kits

Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, has released a new application note detailing the technical evaluation of two DNA labelling kits, where OGT’s CytoSure Genomic DNA Labelling Kits were found to be quicker and more accurate than a leading alternative. [More]
Irvine Scientific announces launch of BalanCD MDCK cell culture medium

Irvine Scientific announces launch of BalanCD MDCK cell culture medium

Irvine Scientific is pleased to announce the launch of its BalanCD MDCK cell culture medium, a next generation cell culture product responding to today's requirements for media used in cell-based vaccine manufacturing. This new flagship product expands Irvine Scientific's current BalanCD product portfolio of animal component-free and chemically-defined media with the addition of a new purpose-built product. [More]
Harvard Medical School researcher receives 2014 Richard King Trainee Award

Harvard Medical School researcher receives 2014 Richard King Trainee Award

​Huma Q. Rana, MD of Harvard Medical School's Dana Farber Cancer Institute is the recipient of the 2014 Richard King Trainee Award. This award was instituted five years ago by the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine to encourage ABMG or genetic counseling trainees in their careers and to foster the publication of the highest quality research in ACMG's peer-reviewed journal, Genetics in Medicine (GIM). [More]
Transgenomic to provide genetic testing services for Raptor’s clinical trial

Transgenomic to provide genetic testing services for Raptor’s clinical trial

Transgenomic, Inc., a global biotechnology company advancing personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through diagnostic tests as well as clinical and research services, today announced an agreement with Raptor Pharmaceuticals Inc. to provide genetic testing services for Raptor's clinical trial (RP103-MITO-001) evaluating RP103 as a potential treatment for Leigh syndrome and other inherited mitochondrial disorders. [More]
Oxford Gene Technology releases latest version of CytoSure Interpret Software

Oxford Gene Technology releases latest version of CytoSure Interpret Software

Oxford Gene Technology, The Molecular Genetics Company, is pleased to announce the latest version (4.5.3) of its class-leading CytoSure Interpret Software. [More]
Oxford Gene Technology announces acquisition of Cytocell

Oxford Gene Technology announces acquisition of Cytocell

Oxford Gene Technology, a provider of innovative genetics research solutions, today announced the acquisition of Cambridge-based Cytocell Limited, a leading provider of DNA technology for the detection of gene rearrangements related to inherited genetic disease and cancer. [More]
OGT awarded NHS tender to supply oligo-based arrays for cytogenetics

OGT awarded NHS tender to supply oligo-based arrays for cytogenetics

Oxford Gene Technology, provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, has been awarded a significant tender by the UK National Health Service for the supply of oligo-based arrays for cytogenetics. [More]
NeoGenomics validates and launches series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests

NeoGenomics validates and launches series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests

NeoGenomics, Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic and molecular testing services, announced today that it has validated and launched a series of NeoTYPE cancer profiling tests covering 22 different categories of cancer. Each of these tests is designed to investigate the most common and actionable genomic abnormalities reported for that particular tumor. [More]
Affymetrix gets FDA clearance to market CytoScan Dx Assay

Affymetrix gets FDA clearance to market CytoScan Dx Assay

Affymetrix, Inc. today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its CytoScan Dx Assay. This assay is intended for the postnatal detection of DNA copy number variants in patients referred for chromosomal testing. CytoScan Dx Assay is designed to help physicians diagnose children's developmental and intellectual disabilities more comprehensively by enabling a high-resolution genome-wide analysis of genetic aberrations. High resolution analysis can reveal small aberrations not readily seen using traditional techniques. [More]