NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion reported after the close of the market on Thursday that its fourth quarter revenues grew 45 percent year over year on an increase in revenues generated by its OVA1 ovarian cancer test.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2013, the Austin, Texas-based company recorded $1.6 million in total revenues, up from $1.1 million in the year-ago period. Product revenues, comprised of OVA1 sales, rose to $1.5 million from $1.0 million, while licensing revenues were flat at $113,000.

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In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.

Nov
29
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Schott

This webinar will discuss how understanding the relative performance characteristics of glass and polymer substrates for in vitro diagnostic applications such as microarrays and microfluidics can help to optimize diagnostic performance.

Dec
04
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This webinar will discuss the use of clinical-grade exome analysis application in complex case investigations.

Dec
11
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This webinar describes a study that used two independent next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms to gain insight into the impact of different types of aneuploidies during preimplantation genetic testing.

Dec
12
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Illumina

This webinar will discuss the use of shotgun metagenomics to identify children at risk of hospital-acquired infection.