Alacris Theranostics

Called CanPathPro, the research consortium aims to combine omics data and systems biology tools into a single commercial platform for testing cancer hypotheses.

Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

Alacris' ModCell approach matches patients with appropriate therapies. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Alacris Theranostics today said that is has gained Illumina CSPro certification for next-generation sequencing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – German firm Alacris Theranostics today announced a deal with GlaxoSmithKline for the application of Alacris' Modcell System for drug stratification.

ModCell uses a patient's normal genomic data as well as the genomic and transcriptomic profiles of the patient's tumor to generate object-oriented models that can be used to personalize cancer treatments.

Alacris Theranostics is using whole-genome sequence analysis to develop individualized cancer therapies while EyeSense is developing ophthalmic diagnostic systems for glucose monitoring of diabetes patients.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.