Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

OncoMethylome Adds Staff, Space to Amsterdam Lab for Colorectal Cancer Research

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Belgian company OncoMethylome Sciences has expanded its lab in Amsterdam by leasing an extra 1,000 square meters of lab space and hiring 10 new scientists.
The company said it expanded operations and personnel to support clinical trials for the its colorectal cancer program.
OncoMethylome is developing non-invasive molecular methylation screening tests that are performed on DNA from blood or stool samples. The research is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The new lab space is located in Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Center
CEO Herman Spolders said the expansion allows the company to align its product-development goals with its available resources and to work closely with its collaborators in the Netherlands.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.