The company submitted the test to Japanese regulators for approval as a companion diagnostic for Daiichi Sankyo's acute myeloid leukemia drug quizartinib.
The tests from Asuragen and MolecularMD are designed for use in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, including those receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy.
Agena has an ongoing partnership with Guangzhou-based DaRui to develop MassArray-based diagnostics for cancer and inherited diseases for the Chinese market.
The firm expects to begin distributing shipments of its FTL3 assay from LabPMM GK, the marketing authorization holder in Japan, in late 2018.
The firm will begin selling its ThyGeNext thyroid cancer diagnostic tool to physicians in New York and Pennsylvania in combination with ThyraMir.
An Oregon Health Authority committee issued a draft guidance to not cover NGS testing for solid tumors, which advocacy groups say will limit access to Medicaid beneficiaries.
The approval includes the use of either tumor tissue or plasma and follows previous approvals with Genentech's Tarceva (erlotinib) and AstraZeneca's Tagrisso (osimertinib).
The firm's next-generation sequencing diagnostic test analyzes tumor samples from multiple genomic mutations that are targeted by therapies for non-small cell lung cancer.
The Fusion module is an in-lab upgrade to Hologic's Panther instrument, which enables labs to extend the testing capabilities of their existing Panther.
The China FDA has approved Vela's cell-free DNA extraction kit, which can be coupled with RT-PCR or NGS workflows for further analysis.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
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