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The companies will develop tissue-based companion diagnostics for Amgen's investigational treatment AMG 510 for non-small cell lung cancer.

On Monday Qiagen reiterated its preliminary 2019 earnings figures and addressed an investor's wrath, while Guardant Health highlighted its cancer testing plans.

The clearances pave the way to clinical applications for three of MGI's instruments but the BGI subsidiary faces legal challenges from Illumina in Europe and the US.

Illumina will grant Roche rights to develop and distribute IVD tests on its Dx sequencing instruments, while Roche will help expand the CDx claims for Illumina's solid tumor panel.

The firms have agreed to develop infectious disease and women's heath testing assays using SpeeDx's proprietary technology.

Contextual Genomics' recently launched assay screens for cell-free circulating tumor DNA in plasma to identify somatic genome alterations.

The patent, which was awarded Jan. 7, covers cell-free DNA-based diagnostic methods, including those used in transplant medicine.

The company plans to submit a companion diagnostic version of its sequencing-based liquid biopsy test Guardant360 to various regulatory bodies.

The company said preliminary revenues for full-year 2019 are expected to increase 66 percent year over year.

Genentech will use Adaptive's ClonoSeq assay for MRD testing in a CLL study. Adaptive will receive upfront and sample testing payments of undisclosed amounts.

The company said it anticipates $19.2 million in revenues for full-year 2019, which would miss the consensus Wall Street estimate of $19.4 million.

The company recently changed its name from Interpace Diagnostics as it expands its focus to include drug discovery and development services.

Though the firm's top-line figures fell just shy of analysts' estimates, its installed base of ePlex analyzers grew 49 percent year over year.

Test volume for its Cologuard test was up 63 percent year over year, while test volume for Genomic Health's Oncotype DX jumped 14 percent.

Revenues of $850.5 million beat the company's prior revenue guidance, as well as the consensus Wall Street estimate.

Invitae estimated that in 2020 it would accession more than 725,000 samples and bring in more than $330 million in revenue, slightly above current Wall Street projections.

Total revenues of $36.6 million include product and service revenues, which are expected to be about $33.6 million and would be a 42 percent increase year over year.

The company also said that preliminary full-year 2019 revenues are expected to be up 6 percent, with sample-to-answer revenues up more than 20 percent.

Insight's portfolio includes a gene expression-based immuno-oncology assay for therapy response prediction.

Such prognostic information could aid clinicians in making decisions about radiotherapy for postmenopausal women with breast cancer.

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