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CEO Doug Bryant noted, in particular, what he expects will be a hunger for rapid protein-based antigen tests for the coronavirus that the market currently can't fill.

According to the company, the test has shown to be more sensitive and accurate than a COVID-19 anterior nasal swab test in the firm's EUA validation study.

The seven technologies feature different methods, including CRISPR and microfluidics, and can be performed in many settings and with a variety of sample types.

A SNP in the pan-SARS E gene has not affected patient results, but has raised concerns about the overall unavailability of commercial primer and probe information.

The test, which has Emergency Use Authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, is designed to detect the SARS-CoV-2 ORF1ab, N, and E genes.

In a local coverage article, Medicare contractors in the MolDx program added prostate cancer to the covered indications for the test.

The firm saw $109 million in sales of its COVID-19-related products, including nearly $53 million in sales of its Lyra SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic assay.

The company is employing Guardant360 in a Phase III trial assessing the efficacy of the drug both in a larger population and in women who test positive for ESR1 mutations.

For the three months ended June 30, the genomic testing firm reported total revenues of $20.7 million.

The firm reported that revenues from screening products fell 34 percent year over year, but that it took in $34.6 million in revenues from COVID-19 testing.

The company recently said it was discontinuing development of its original and only in-house developed assay after a failed clinical validation.

On a conference call to discuss the company's third quarter financial results, executives said they increased molecular test production by 50 percent during the quarter.

Belgium's OncoDNA believes that IntegraGen's bioinformatics platform will help it manage more cancer patient data and quickly generate patient-specific treatment reports for clinicians.

The agency has provided new guidance for tests that can be used outside of a lab setting, as well as updated its guidance on a number of other topics.

PharmaCyte licensed the RT-PCR and enhanced fluorescence RT-PCR tests from Hong Kong-based Hai Kang Life.

Strong demand for the firm's COVID-19 molecular tests for the Panther and Panther Fusion platforms offset revenue declines in other areas of the business.

With revenues of $143,000, the company incurred a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.14 per share, for the quarter, exceeding the consensus Wall Street estimate.

The group will use Akoya's Phenoptics platform to discover biomarkers for selecting neoadjuvant and adjuvant immunotherapies for early-stage breast cancer patients.

With $6.5M in new funding, the Israeli bioinformatics startup is looking to open a US office as it builds relationships with pharma, cancer centers, and payors.

Through the partnership, Strata will use its next-generation sequencing test to identify advanced cancer patients with mutations in the MAPK signaling pathway.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the struggle to meet the demand for rapid COVID-19 testing.

The Newsroom reports New Zealand is using genomics to trace the origins of its new coronavirus outbreak.

In Nature this week: researchers in Canada sequence the genome of the black mustard plant Brassica nigra, and more.

According to Bloomberg, Moderna has a $1.5 billion vaccine deal with the US to provide 100 million doses.