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Epic Sciences gets CE Mark for liquid biopsy kit
April 24, 2019 -- Epic Sciences has received the CE Mark for its liquid biopsy test collection kit.
Liquid biopsy results help TARGET cancer treatments in U.K. study
April 23, 2019 -- Circulating tumor DNA tests are practical for genomic profiling of tumors and guiding cancer patients to early-stage clinical trials of targeted therapies accordingly, a U.K. study published April 22 in Nature Medicine has found.  Discuss
Researchers link protein group to end-stage renal disease
April 23, 2019 -- The presence of a group of inflammatory proteins could signify that patients with diabetic kidney disease may be at risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease, according to a study published April 22 in Nature Medicine.  Discuss
Biocartis signs deal with Covance for Idylla molecular testing
April 23, 2019 -- Belgian molecular diagnostics developer Biocartis Group has signed a deal to make its Idylla molecular testing technology available to customers of Covance for use in drug development.
Blood test data show Lyme disease rising in some states
April 22, 2019 -- The demographics of tick-borne Lyme disease in the U.S. have been changing, with more testing and diagnoses in states that traditionally have had a low incidence of the infection, according to a study of blood-based testing by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Quest Diagnostics.  Discuss
Pathology AI developer PathAI raises $60M
April 22, 2019 -- Pathology artificial intelligence (AI) software developer PathAI has raised $60 million in a series B funding round.
Journal eyes liquid biopsy's promise with special edition
April 22, 2019 -- Liquid biopsy has the potential to identify diseases such as cancer with more precision than traditional tissue biopsy, but more research is needed to realize the technology's full potential, according to a special issue of Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers.
Cygnus unveils new ELISA kit for gene therapy
April 19, 2019 -- Cygnus Technologies has introduced a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test for use with recombinant vaccines and viral vectors in gene therapy to detect endonuclease impurities.
LabCorp to exchange research units with Envigo
April 19, 2019 -- LabCorp and Envigo have announced a deal in which LabCorp will buy Envigo's nonclinical contract research services business, while Envigo will absorb the U.S. research products business of LabCorp's Covance drug development unit.
Antiopioid law could criminalize sales commissions for clinical lab patient referrals
April 18, 2019 -- A federal law passed to combat the opioid crisis could have unintended consequences by criminalizing sales commissions paid by clinical laboratories to their salaried sales representatives for patient referrals. Under the statute, such payments could be considered kickbacks for referrals.  Discuss
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