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Personal Genome Diagnostics Collaborates with Merck on Clinical Trial Evaluating Response to Dual Biomarker Directed Precision Oncology Combination Therapy

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Personal Genome Diagnostics Inc. (PGDx), a leader in cancer genomics, today reported that its 500+ gene pan-cancer tumor profiling tissue assay is being used in Merck’s Phase 2 precision oncology KeyImPaCT study of biomarker-directed, pembrolizumab-based combination therapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (KEYNOTE-495). This study will investigate the …

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Horizon Pharma and HemoShear Therapeutics Enter Exclusive Drug Discovery Collaboration in Gout

DUBLIN & CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Horizon Pharma plc (Nasdaq: HZNP) and HemoShear Therapeutics, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company, today announced a collaboration to discover and develop novel therapeutics for gout. “As we continue to grow our pipeline, we are committed to addressing unmet treatment needs for people with gout as …

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Better Mouse Model Built to Enable Precision-Medicine Research for Alzheimer’s

Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study also suggests that …

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Biocept and Prognos Partner to Apply Artificial Intelligence to Help Companies Optimize Commercialization of Biomarker-Targeted Therapies in Oncology

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients diagnosed with cancer, has entered into a Software License and Laboratory Data Supply Agreement with Prognos, Inc., an innovator in predicting disease …

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Bristol-Myers Squibb and Boston Medical Center Collaborate to Investigate Markers of Immuno-Oncology Response and Resistance

NEW YORK & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY), and Boston Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit, academic medical center, today announced a multi-year joint research study to identify and analyze potential sensitivity and resistance markers in patients treated with standard-of-care checkpoint inhibitors. The comprehensive, multi-dimensional study will place an emphasis on uncovering mechanisms …

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Roche to Develop Companion Diagnostic Test to Identify Patients Eligible for Anti-PD-1 Therapy Based on Biomarker Expression

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that it entered into a collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) to develop a companion diagnostic test to identify patients eligible for anti-PD-1 therapy based on the status of …

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Myriad Study Demonstrates EndoPredict Can Guide Chemotherapy Decision for Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN), a global leader in personalized medicine, today announced that academic researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presented the first prospective outcomes data on EndoPredict® at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.  …

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Amgen Announces First-In-Human Data Evaluating Investigational Novel BiTE Immunotherapies AMG 420 And AMG 330

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced the first clinical results from studies evaluating investigational novel bispecific T cell engager (BiTE®) immunotherapies AMG 420 and AMG 330. In two separate Phase 1 dose escalation studies, AMG 420, which targets B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA), and AMG 330, which targets CD33, …

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FDA Accepts Editas Medicine’s IND Application for its CRISPR Genome Editing Medicine Being Investigated for Leber Congenital Amaurosis type 10

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT), a leading genome editing company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s Investigational New Drug (IND) application for EDIT-101, an experimental CRISPR genome editing medicine being investigated for the treatment of …

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AstraZeneca and Biocartis Enter Partnership Aimed at Faster Lung Cancer Biomarker Results

Mechelen, Belgium, 29 November 2018 – Biocartis Group NV (the ‘Company’ or ‘Biocartis’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announces it has entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca, a global science-led biopharmaceutical company (LON: AZN), aimed at obtaining faster lung cancer molecular diagnostic biomarker results in Europe. …

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