codevelopment agreement

Ascendas will develop and commercialize molecular diagnostic systems and assays using certain of Fluidigm's microfluidic technologies.

The companies will use HTG EdgeSeq technology to develop NGS-based gene expression profiling assays to support a pharma company's therapeutic development.

The technology could analyze, in one assay, all structural variants known to be diagnostic and prognostic for blood cancers, potentially replacing serial FISH testing.

GenomeDx will use its Decipher Classifier and Genomics Resource Information Database to analyze samples, for tumor aggressiveness, and identify predictive signatures.

The company signed separate agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Merck KGaA, and Pfizer to create the panel, which is expected to help speed drug development.

The companies will co-develop kits, which Trovagene will distribute globally, to analyze ctDNA from blood or urine using next-generation sequencing platforms.

The partners will offer pharmaceutical firms a complete next-generation sequencing-based solution for the development and commercialization of companion diagnostic tests.

The two companies said they will integrate their technologies to create a sample management and interpretation and reporting system.

China-based Burning Rock will develop cancer diagnostics for Chinese patients based on the Agilent SureSelect target enrichment system.

The planned solution will enable secondary and tertiary analysis and visualization of single-cell sequence data.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.