ARCA Biopharma

ARCA aims to boost participation by easing stringent enrollment criteria in a study investigating Gencaro in heart failure patients with a favorable response genotype.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Arca biopharma today said that Laboratory Corporation of America has told it that the US Food and Drug Administration has accepted LabCorp's investigational device exemption application for a companion diagnostic test for an atrial fibrillation drug under development.

Diaceutics, CAHG Launch Personalized Rx-Focused Marketing, Educational Firm Bioceutics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Diagnostics (GenDx) announced this week the launch of KimerDx, a spinout of GenDx focused on developing solid organ transplant tests for monitoring disease relapse and transplant rejection. The new firm is led by Doug Bost as managing director.

ARCA Biopharma, a firm developing genetically targeted treatments for cardiovascular diseases, has appointed Ray Woosley to its board of directors.

Response Genetics, Taiho Extend MDx Services Pact
Response Genetics could receive up to $950,000 for molecular diagnostic testing services provided to Taiho Pharmaceutical related to the development of cancer treatments.

The FDA has approved a trial investigating bucindolol in approximately 3,200 chronic heart failure patients who have a genotype associated with response to the beta-blocker and mild vasodilator.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.