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NantHealth's net loss fell by 37 percent, to $14.7 million, as revenue from software-related revenue jumped by 23 percent while expenses fell.

The company is forging ahead with its Signatera liquid biopsy circulating tumor DNA minimal residual disease (MRD) test and Prospera transplant assessment assay.

The company is on track to submit Guardant360 to the FDA in the third quarter, but also expects to see pan-cancer reimbursement much sooner.

The firm will begin a verification study later this month using its cell-sorting platform and molecular analysis tool on patients with a pelvic mass scheduled for surgery.

The Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company continues to await US Food and Drug Administration clearance for its antimicrobial resistance test.

LineaRx was formed last year to commercialize Applied DNA Sciences' technologies for DNA design, manufacture, and chemical modification by large scale PCR.

The system has been evaluated by researchers studying cervical cancer prevention as well as other HPV-related cancers, with positive feedback so far.

The company beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom line, driven by sales of its Panorama noninvasive prenatal and Horizon carrier screening tests.

In an earnings call, the firm said it sees growth continuing for the BD Max, BD Cor, and Phoenix systems, and in China in general.

The national project has developed infrastructure for implementing genomics into clinical care and is now studying clinical utility and cost effectiveness.

The company attributed the revenue decline to a 96 percent drop in licensing revenues, which more than offset a 36 percent increase in product sales.

Ontera, formerly called Two Pore Guys, was founded to develop a handheld molecular sensor based on proprietary solid-state nanopore technology.

The test will be used to identify which metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer patients harbor germline BRCA mutations and will likely benefit from Lynparza.

At the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan, bringing on the Roche Cobas Liat for flu testing led to a season of headaches before it started paying off.

Revenues from product and product-related services more than doubled to $4.4 million, but collaborative development revenues sank 52 percent to $1.4 million.

The San Francisco-based medical genetics firm generated $53.5 million in revenues in the second quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimate of $50.7 million.

The company sold nearly twice as many tests as in Q2 last year, with clinical test revenue more than doubling and total revenue reaching $54 million for the quarter.

The firm noted that in the quarter, the US Food and Drug Administration granted Breakthrough Device designation for its exosome-based liquid biopsy test.

Revenues were in line with Wall Street estimates, and revenue growth represented strength across all three of the firm's business segments.

Driving the revenue increase was a 187 percent year-over-year rise in the number of billable tests the company delivered during the quarter.

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In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.