expansion Qlucore Raises SEK 30M as it Looks Toward IPO The Swedish bioinformatics firm sees its greatest growth potential in precision cancer diagnostics as it prepares to go public in the next 12 months. Sophia Genetics Using $110M Funding Round to Focus on New Markets, Continued Collaboration Premium The Swiss-American bioinformatics company touts its networks of multimodal data and numerous partnerships as it looks to support "data-driven medicine." Tempus Enters Infectious Disease Market With Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing, Data Initiative Premium The company recently received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its SARS-CoV-2 PCR test while its data-driven COVID-19 research initiative is moving along. Israeli Startup Curesponse Targets European Pharma Market With Drug Prediction, Development Service Premium The firm's technology uses ex vivo organ culture to model cancer growth and predict a patient's tumor response to chemotherapy and targeted drugs. Personalis Taps Berry Genomics to Facilitate Expansion in China Personalis said that it plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary in Shanghai, including a laboratory for local customers to use its ImmunoID NeXT platform. Feb 3, 2020 Qlucore Expands Into Diagnostics, Precision Medicine With New Informatics Offering Premium Feb 19, 2019 Fast-Growing Analytics Firm Health Catalyst Expands Into Life Sciences Premium Oct 3, 2018 Congenica Taking Deliberate Approach to International Expansion Premium Sep 20, 2018 Chinese DTC Genomics Firm WeGene Plans to Go International, Expand Cohort Research Premium Apr 5, 2018 Agendia Moving to Decentralized Testing Model in Europe, Exploring Options for Asia Expansion Premium Feb 5, 2018 With Eye on Pharma Partnerships, Rare Disease Dx Firm Centogene Looks to US Market Premium Nov 21, 2017 MiRxes Rolls out Gastric Cancer qPCR Dx in Europe; Expands Operations to US, Asia Premium Nov 7, 2017 Startup LifeOmic Seeks to Merge Sequencing With Clinical IT Premium Aug 29, 2017 SGI-DNA Sees Deal With Belgium's VIB as Springboard to Building European Synthetic Genomics Business Premium Dec 15, 2016 BGI Opens New US Office in Seattle Dec 4, 2015 In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences; Epigenomics; Cynvenio Biosystems; and More Oct 14, 2015 Celemics Opens US Subsidiary to Sell NGS Target Capture Kits Premium Jul 22, 2015 Sequoia Capital Invests $20M in MedGenome Premium Feb 25, 2015 GenoLogics Opens New Office, Increases Headcount to Handle Growing Customer Base Premium Jul 16, 2014 Illumina to Build 150K-Square-Foot Facility in San Diego Sep 17, 2013 Personalis Establishes UK Subsidiary Aug 22, 2013 BU Plans New Synthetic, Systems Biology Building Mar 28, 2013 Life Tech Investing $18M to Expand Facility to Achieve cGMP Capabilities Nov 20, 2012 With Eye on Growing US Business, Oxford Gene Technology Opens New York Office Nov 15, 2012 Jackson Lab Buys Facility Near Maine Headquarters Load More Breaking News GenomeWeb Index Falls 6 Percent in November as Emergence of Omicron Spooks Markets Sequencing-Based MRD Detection in Bone Marrow May Predict ALL Relapse After CAR T-Cell Therapy Metabolomic Study Links 13 Metabolites to Coronary Heart Disease Risk Among African Americans Illumina Wins $8M Jury Verdict in BGI Patent Infringement Suit, Loses Patent Caris Life Sciences Facing FTC Lawsuit After Resisting Subpoena in Illumina, Grail Antitrust Case Biodesix, Spesana Partner to Improve Workflows for Lung Cancer Molecular Diagnostic Tests The Scan Panel Votes for COVID-19 Pill A US Food and Drug Administration panel has voted to support the emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill for COVID-19 from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, CNN says. But Not Harm New Scientist reports that UK bioethicists say that though gene editing may improve food production, it should not harm livestock welfare. Effectiveness Drop Anticipated Moderna's Stéphane Bancel predicts that that current SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be less effective against the Omicron variant, the Financial Times reports. Cell Studies of Human Chromatin Accessibility, SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Cell Signaling Networks In Cell this week: chromatin accessibility maps of adult human tissues, modeling to track SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, and more.