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Members of the health plan will have access to Biocept's growing menu of circulating tumor cell and circulating tumor DNA tests.
With a recent draft guidance from Medicare contractor Palmetto, and $6.1 million in new funding, Indi hopes to launch the test in the next six to nine months.
EndoPredict is a kit-based RNA expression test that evaluates 12 genes to assess the aggressiveness of breast cancer on a molecular level, and is set to launch in the US this year.
It was a rough year for biotech stocks — the Nasdaq Biotech Index fell 22 percent even as the Dow gained 13 percent and the Nasdaq gained 8 percent.
Agendia is launching a patient access program to position MammaPrint in clinics, while other test makers are taking a wait-and-see approach.
The company touted the recent spate of positive payor coverage decisions it has seen for its ConfirmMDx and SelectMDx prostate cancer tests.
The deal suggests the company is making steady progress toward its goal of signing coverage deals with all major private payors by year end.
The insurer operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and will now cover ConfirmMDx for its customers.
The colon cancer test is now available through Tricare for 9.4 million active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel, as well as veterans and their dependents.
The positive insurance coverage decision for ConfirmMDx is one of several the company has received in recent months.
Researchers are developing a breath test to determine how severe patients' methylmalonic acidemia disease is, FierceBiotech reports.
NPR reports that vaccine developers are working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines that are easier to store or administer than the current crop.
Reuters reports that France is to recommend that people under 55 who received one dose of AstraZeneca's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine receive a different vaccine for their second dose.
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