FDA submission

The firm beat analysts' revenue expectations for the quarter while its net loss was in line with predictions.

The firm has completed submissions for all three of its ePlex panels for diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.

The company is collecting validation evidence it intends to submit to the FDA next year, which will also support launch of  the test as an LDT.

It is the first of three ePlex molecular multiplex panels for the diagnosis and management of bloodstream infections that can lead to sepsis.

The company intends to use the funds to support submission of its NGS assay to the FDA, adoption of its testing by more health systems, and continued R&D.

The company said it will seek FDA approval for the assay, an expanded version of FoundationACT, as a CDx for targeted therapies and as a tumor mutation profiling assay.

The company has also developed two liquid biopsy cancer test, Liquid GPS Core for DNA and Liquid GPS Expression for RNA.

Company highlights during the first half of 2017 include China approval for Novaprep for non-gynecological cancer testing, and a €3 million private financing round. 

The firm's real-time PCR-based GeneStat system was developed leveraging IP licensed exclusively from the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

The test, which is currently for research use only, uses fluorescent multiplex PCR to co-amplify seven markers for analysis of the MSI-high phenotype.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.