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Genetic testing cut adverse events in heart patients
August 27, 2020 -- Personalized genetic testing led to a 34% decrease in the number of patients who had serious adverse events following balloon angioplasties, according to results published August 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
NIH establishes Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases
August 27, 2020 -- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded 11 grants for a first-year total value of approximately $17 million to establish the Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases. Read More
Natera to collaborate with MGH on breast cancer trial
August 27, 2020 -- Natera plans to collaborate with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on a clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of ribociclib (Kisqali) in combination with endocrine therapy for treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Read More
FDA clears Foundation Medicine's liquid biopsy test
August 27, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne Liquid CDx, a liquid biopsy test for patients with advanced cancer. The test can analyze more than 300 genes to help clinicians make better treatment decisions for patients with solid tumor cancers. Read More
Inova gets CE Mark for autoimmune assays
August 26, 2020 -- Inova Diagnostics said it has received the CE Mark for its Aptiva and Aptiva Celiac Disease immunoglobulin assays for diagnosing autoimmune diseases. Aptiva is based on the company's particle-based multianalyte technology. Read More
Qiagen launches 10-minute SARS-CoV-2 test
August 26, 2020 -- Qiagen announced the U.S. launch of a new digital SARS-CoV-2 detection test that can be done on a portable device. The device provides results in about 10 minutes, according to the company. Read More
Avero expands its COVID-19 testing lineup
August 26, 2020 -- Avero Diagnostics added the Roche Elecsys anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody test to its COVID-19 testing portfolio. The serological test is available now and complements Avero's existing COVID-19 molecular testing program. Read More
Proscia, UMC Utrecht partner on digital pathology
August 25, 2020 -- Proscia and University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) are working to establish a center of excellence to advance the use of computational pathology in clinical practice, specifically by validating the efficacy of Proscia's artificial intelligence applications. Read More
Beckman Coulter releases COVID-19 antibody test
August 25, 2020 -- Beckman Coulter has released its Access SARS-CoV-2 Immunoglobulin M assay, a new antibody test for the novel coronavirus. The assay targets antibodies that recognize the receptor-binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Read More
Qiagen appoints new supervisory board chairman
August 25, 2020 -- Qiagen has appointed Lawrence Rosen as the new chairman of its supervisory board, effective immediately. The news comes in the wake of the failure of Thermo Fisher's proposed acquisition of Qiagen. Read More
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