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NanoString Technologies hopes to use proceeds from the stock offering to support the commercial launch of its Digital Spatial Profiling platform next year.

The company said its product revenues for the year rose 101 percent while its services revenues rose 7 percent.

The company also announced that its Ares Genetics subsidiary has been awarded a €1.6 million grant to develop antibiotic resistance technologies.

Abbott's CFO said he expects mid-single-digit growth from diagnostics in Q1 2018 and mid-to-high single digit growth for the full year. 

Companies in the life science tools and molecular diagnostics spaces provided updates on their businesses at the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week in San Francisco.

Invitae is expecting to net revenues of $59 million in 2017 via its base business, and $67 million in total revenues including acquired companies. 

The firm said it expects fourth quarter revenues of $12.3 million to $12.5 million, a year-over-year increase of 13 percent to 15 percent.

The company also expects to report a 31 percent increase in full-year 2017 revenues.

The firm said it completed approximately 176,000 Cologuard tests during the quarter, a 115 percent year-over-year spike.

Expectations for the full year exceeded prior guidance and analyst expectations and the firm said it believes it has put itself on a path to improved growth in 2018.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.