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Third Wave Completes Clinical Trial Enrollment for HPV Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Third Wave Technologies said today that it has completed patient enrollment for a clinical trial involving its two human papillomavirus tests.
 
The company said it has enrolled 2,000 normal subjects and 1,400 women with atypical Pap test results. Next steps in the clinical trial include obtaining final colposcopy and biopsy data, validating and opening a database, and submitting pre-market approval applications to the US Food and Drug Administration.
 
The company said it expects to file for FDA approval for two HPV products in the first quarter of 2008. One is a test that will screen for 14 high-risk types of HPV and the other is a test for HPV types 16 and 18, the two most carcinogenic types of the virus.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.