The firm has a 180-day grace period in which to regain compliance, by maintaining a $1.00 minimum closing bid price for at least 10 consecutive business days.
The researchers hope to eventually develop a point-of-care assay to detect conditions that lead to high-risk pregnancies before symptoms occur.
According to Natera CEO Steve Chapman, the agreement will not detract from Natera's own efforts to establish its exome sequencing-based Signatera assay.
As part of the collaboration, researchers will study exosomes in cancer patients and individuals who have a high genetic risk for cancer.
The companies will use Foundation Medicine's FoundationOne CDx test as the baseline to define a set of unique variants that the codeveloped assays will monitor.
The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.
The Royal Oaks, Michigan-based firm anticipates launching the assay — which currently analyzes 214 genes for prostate cancer risk — for research-use-only applications in H2 2020.
The cloud-based platform is designed to process next-generation sequencing data derived from liquid biopsy and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue analysis.
The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.
The researchers believe that combining liquid and tissue biopsy can improve diagnostic and therapeutic options for cancer patients with acquired drug resistance mutations.
The Royal Oak, Michigan-based startup will use the funding to support development and commercialization of its pan-disease diagnostic testing platform.
The company will work with the Genome Institute of Singapore to create a test for breast cancer recurrence prediction using its circulating tumor cell platform.
The partners will use Biolidics' circulating tumor cell retrieval system to evaluate the cells' utility as biomarkers of patient response to cancer treatment.
Funded projects will look at the combination of imaging and liquid biopsies for monitoring cancer patient responses and the emergence of treatment resistance.
The company believes the multi-omic approach it has honed for early cancer detection can also glean predictive signatures of drug response from both tumor and immune signals.
UK researchers have detected RNA biomarkers in extracellular vesicles that are potentially correlated to aggressive mesenchymal glioblastoma cells.
The team will create a group called the Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium Stage 2 to develop new EV-based technology and treat diseases.
The company said it is on track to complete a clinical validation by the end of next year, after which it would launch its assay for clinical use.
The firm, which is working to reaccelerate its test validation effort, incurred a loss of $5.4 million, or $.10 per share, slightly above the analysts' consensus estimate.
Buoyed by a 26 percent increase in test volume, the firm's revenues were $1.2 million for the quarter, compared to $822,000 last year.
Google's Project Nightingale has collected health information on millions of Americans, according to the Wall Street Journal.
An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.
Nature News writes that women in chemistry are less likely to have their manuscripts accepted for publication.
In PNAS this week: tRNA fragment signature for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, genomic sites sensitive to ultraviolet radiation in melanocytes, and more.