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10x Genomics Acquires Spatial Transcriptomics

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 10x Genomics today announced the acquisition of Stockholm-based Spatial Transcriptomics, a pioneer in the emerging field of spatial genomics. The new field enables researchers to not only see what is in a cell but how cells are organized in relation to one another, …

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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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TATAA Biocenter Expands Its Next-Generation Sequencing Offerings with HTG Molecular Diagnostics’ Unique HTG EdgeSeq System

GÖTEBORG, Sweden and TUSCON, Ariz., Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TATAA Biocenter, Europe’s leading provider of genomic services, and HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc (HTG) (Nasdaq: HTGM), a provider of instruments, reagents, and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced the expansion of TATAA Biocenter’s next-generation sequencing (NGS) offerings with …

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Genomic Health and Biocartis Expand Collaboration to Urology with the Development of an Idylla Oncotype DX Genomic Prostate Score Test

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., United States, and MECHELEN, Belgium, 3 December 2018 – Genomic Health, Inc. the world’s leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests (NASDAQ: GHDX) and Biocartis Group NV, an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announce they have expanded their exclusive collaboration into the field of urology with the development of an in …

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation to Artificial Intelligence Software for CTEPH Pattern Recognition from Bayer and MSD

Berlin, December 3, 2018 – Bayer announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Device Designation to the Artificial Intelligence Software for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Pattern Recognition, which Bayer is currently developing jointly with MSD (tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA). A …

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HitGen Enters into DNA-Encoded Library Based Drug Discovery Research Collaboration with Genentech

CHENGDU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HitGen Ltd today announced that it has entered into a drug discovery research collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to identify potential small molecule leads against targets of interest to Genentech. In this collaboration, HitGen will apply its technology platform, based on DNA-encoded library design, …

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FDA Authorizes First Test to Aid in Detecting Cytomegalovirus in Newborns

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of a new diagnostic test to aid in detecting a type of herpes virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in newborns less than 21 days of age. “Although most people who become infected with cytomegalovirus face little to no risk of serious illness, …

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Daiichi Sankyo and Roche to Collaborate on New HER2 Low Companion Diagnostic Test

TOKYO and MUNICH and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Roche to collaborate on the development of a new HER2 low companion diagnostic test. Under the terms of the agreement, Roche …

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BeiGene Acquires Rights to Zymeworks’ HER2-Targeted Candidates and Enters License Agreement for Zymeworks’ Azymetric and EFECT Platforms

VANCOUVER, Canada & BEIJING & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE/TSX: ZYME), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing multifunctional therapeutics, and BeiGene, Ltd. (Nasdaq: BGNE; HKEX: 06160), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer, today announced that the two companies …

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Rocket Pharmaceuticals and REGENXBIO Announce New License Agreement for the Treatment of Danon Disease Using NAV AAV9 Vector

NEW YORK & ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCKT), a leading U.S.-based multi-platform gene therapy company, and REGENXBIO Inc. (Nasdaq:RGNX), a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy based on its proprietary NAV® Technology Platform, today announced an exclusive, worldwide license agreement for …

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