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Clinical utility data for Guardant360 platform to be presented at ASCO 2015

Clinical utility data for Guardant360 platform to be presented at ASCO 2015

Guardant Health today announced that five abstracts submitted by the University of California, San Francisco; University of California, San Diego; and MD Anderson highlighting the performance and clinical utility of Guardant360 have been accepted for oral and poster presentations at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 29-June 2. [More]
Study shows superiority of Cxbladder Detect over other non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostic tool

Study shows superiority of Cxbladder Detect over other non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostic tool

Newly published research demonstrates that Cxbladder out performs other non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostics, announced Pacific Edge, Ltd. The new research comparing and ranking four widely used tests was published online this week in the peer-reviewed Open Access medical journal BioMed Central ("BMC") Medical Research Methodology. [More]
Roche announces FDA clearance for cobas Cdiff Test to detect C. difficile in stool specimens

Roche announces FDA clearance for cobas Cdiff Test to detect C. difficile in stool specimens

Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration has provided 510(k) clearance for the cobas Cdiff Test to detect Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) in stool specimens. [More]
LSDF awards $2.9 million in funding to help commercialize major medical breakthroughs

LSDF awards $2.9 million in funding to help commercialize major medical breakthroughs

Celiac disease-safe wheat, premature infant pain detection, and new medicines to fight flu and cancer are among the ideas to receive $2.9 million in funding from Washington's Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF). [More]
GHIT Fund expands investments in leishmaniasis, diagnostic tests

GHIT Fund expands investments in leishmaniasis, diagnostic tests

The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, which in the last two years has funded almost $32 million for innovative tools to tackle global infectious diseases, today announced additional investments of nearly $11 million that bring its portfolio to approximately $43 million. [More]
Splicing pattern of obesity, type 2 diabetes genes may contribute to pathophysiology of obesity

Splicing pattern of obesity, type 2 diabetes genes may contribute to pathophysiology of obesity

Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of metabolically relevant genes such as TCF7L2 and INSR, resulting in impaired insulin action. [More]
DF/BWCC introduces new website to provide information about precision cancer medicine

DF/BWCC introduces new website to provide information about precision cancer medicine

Precision cancer medicine - diagnosis and treatment based on the genetic abnormalities of a specific tumor - is playing an ever-larger role in cancer care. The field got a boost earlier this year when President Barack Obama proposed a $215 million federal Precision Medicine Initiative with cancer as one of its priorities. [More]
Kidney function plays critical role in sepsis patients

Kidney function plays critical role in sepsis patients

Researchers at Duke Medicine have determined that kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. [More]
AACC receives three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards

AACC receives three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that it has received three 2015 Hermes Creative Awards. These awards recognize the association for the exceptional writing and design of its news publications and website, which help laboratory medicine professionals worldwide stay informed about important issues in the field and find solutions to challenging patient health problems. [More]
Celgene to use Cypher's Coral technology to find novel genomic biomarkers

Celgene to use Cypher's Coral technology to find novel genomic biomarkers

Cypher Genomics, Inc., a leading genome informatics company, today announced a collaboration with Celgene Corporation to apply Cypher's Coral technology to discover novel genomic biomarkers that associate with patient response to innovative medicines. [More]
MSR, PATH announce launch of new water treatment product

MSR, PATH announce launch of new water treatment product

Local outdoor gear manufacturer MSR (Mountain Safety Research) and Seattle-based international nonprofit organization and global health innovation leader PATH today announced the launch of a new water treatment product, the result of a five-year partnership to bring low-cost community water solutions to the global market. [More]
ORIG3N, LabCorp form strategic partnership

ORIG3N, LabCorp form strategic partnership

ORIG3N, Inc., a pioneer in regenerative medicine and provider of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) storage, called LifeCapsule, today announced a strategic collaboration with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. [More]

Frost & Sullivan honors industry leaders during 2015 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards Banquet

Frost & Sullivan presented thirty-five accolades to industry leaders and innovators during last Thursday's 2015 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards Banquet at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. [More]
BioNTech, Genmab to jointly develop and commercialize immunomodulatory antibodies for cancer

BioNTech, Genmab to jointly develop and commercialize immunomodulatory antibodies for cancer

BioNTech AG, a fully integrated biotechnology company developing truly personalized cancer immunotherapies, announces that it has signed an agreement with Genmab A/S to jointly research, develop and commercialize multiple bispecific antibodies for cancer immunotherapy using proprietary technologies from both companies: BioNTech's proprietary immunomodulatory antibodies and Genmab's DuoBody technology platform. [More]
fMRI reflects interactions between brain regions

fMRI reflects interactions between brain regions

Tübingen neuroscientists have made an important advance in studying the human brain with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). [More]
Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

Studies support use of ThyraMIR and ThyGenX to improve detection of benign/malignant thyroid nodules

Data will be presented at both Digestive Disease Week (DDW) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) annual medical meetings. [More]
New affordable advanced NGS cancer test launched by EKF subsidiary

New affordable advanced NGS cancer test launched by EKF subsidiary

This new NGS panel molecular test is an important step towards readily accessible and affordable personalized medicine in cancer... [More]
Research leads way for noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer

Research leads way for noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer

Led by Georgia State University, researchers have developed the first robust and noninvasive detection of early stage liver cancer and liver metastases, in addition to other liver diseases, such as cirrhosis and liver fibrosis. [More]
New genomics laboratory in Liberia enables scientists to monitor genetic changes in Ebola virus

New genomics laboratory in Liberia enables scientists to monitor genetic changes in Ebola virus

Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases. [More]
CCFA announces $17.5 million grant to establish Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis research platform

CCFA announces $17.5 million grant to establish Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis research platform

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America announces a three-year, $17.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to establish an integrated knowledge platform designed to centralize and aggregate patient information - with linked biosamples - across multiple research efforts. [More]
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