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The German diagnostics firm recently signed an agreement to be acquired by US-based OpGen in a transaction that is slated to close in early 2020.

The credit facility, available through Sept. 17, 2024, replaces a prior credit facility dated Aug. 11, 2016 for $1 billion.

The company, founded in May 2018 and headquartered in Guangzhou in southern China, has developed a CRISPR-based rapid diagnostics platform for pathogen detection.

The partners will integrate medical information into LunaDNA pulled from electronic health records via Medfusion's application program interfaces.

The partners will use Adaptive's  ClonoSeq assay to assess minimal residual disease in several of Amgen's hematology drug development programs.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

Exome sequencing and other molecular strategies led to a heterogeneous variant in the DNMT3A gene that appears to impact host epigenetic and immune features.

The new project will be the second stage of the QSkin study, which has documented the disease in 44,000 Australians and developed a melanoma risk predictor.

The blood-based test is designed to detect changes in levels of microRNAs that are enriched in specific brain regions affected by Alzheimer's disease.

PWNHealth will provide physician oversight and genetic counseling for Picture Genetics, a new line of three genetic tests from Fulgent aimed at consumers.

The firm saw steady growth in its research reagents and screening businesses, and a 155 percent revenue increase in its bioproduction unit.

Last week, GenomeWeb's readers were most interested in Illumina's suit challenging a patent awarded to Columbia University for NGS technology.

Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary Interpace BioPharma will perform services worldwide, while Genecast will offer the services in China.

The study will evaluate how Prolaris impacts prostate cancer treatment decisions, and how those decisions impact costs within UK's National Health Service.

As part of the shift, DNA.Land, which was run as an academic research project, will delete all data by the end of the month and ask customers to resubmit it.

The European companies aim to link individuals who have used direct-to-consumer genetic tests with clinical trials and other research programs.

Get the latest news from Illumina, TRC, Diagnomics, Danaher, BioDiscovery and Abbot for the week of 9/13/19

Divesting the cord blood business will allow Natera to focus on its genetic testing business in reproductive health, oncology, and organ transplantation.

The team will use a combination of genomics, pathology, and computer modeling to identify potential new therapeutic targets of the disease.

The firm said that on Oct. 13 it will redeem all of its outstanding 5 percent unsecured notes due in 2021.

The Radiance platform uses laser force cytology technology to measure optical and fluidic forces within a microfluidic channel for cellular analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said today that it plans to redeem two classes of senior notes later this month, with a total aggregate principal amount of $1.1 billion.

The Pleasanton, California-based single-cell sequencing firm said that net proceeds of the IPO will be approximately $357.5 million.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.