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The Dutch multinational is now on track to introduce a kitted version of the assay, which can be run on standard quantitative PCR equipment, by the end of the year.

Backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Polaris Partners, Camp4 hopes its high-resolution gene maps can shorten and remove risk from the drug development process.

PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.

The Dublin-based company also aims to raise up to €5 million this year to support additions to its R&D and sales and marketing teams.

The company cites flexibility and ease of use as its main selling points, and is partnering with IVD firms like Randox and R-Biopharm on assay development.

The five-year-old firm recently completed a clinical trial of the real-time PCR-based test, called ProALL-BM, on patients from a European National Registry Study.

Amplidiag CarbaR+MCR detects the main carbapenemase-producing organisms and colistin resistance markers. Novidiag Bacterial GE+ identifies the most common enteric pathogens.

At HIMSS18, Eric Schmidt announced a new healthcare API for Google Cloud and explored how predictive analytics might change medical care and research for the better.

Startup Optra Health has added Alexa and Cortana compatibility to its AI platform to help consumers understand Ancestry.com- and 23andMe-type genetic tests.

Anitoa's handheld Maverick platform weighs one kilogram and comes with cloud-based analysis software.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.