Biocartis

The firm reported a 69 percent increase in product sales, driven by a 102 percent jump in cartridge sales and jump in research revenues.  

The two firms will provide €14M ($16.2 million) of equity funding to commercialize the Idylla platform in the Chinese market.

The agreement will enable Biocartis to commercialize the EGFR S492R resistance mutation as part of its liquid and solid biopsy RUO assays.

The firm said it plans to accelerate the expansion of its test menu through partnerships with pharma and biotech companies.

Qiagen believes the flexibility of the Stat-Dx platform for an evolving reimbursement landscape will set it apart from other similar commercial platforms.

Running on the Biocartis Idylla platform, Immunexpress' Septicyte test will detect sepsis in patients in as little as an hour.

Biocartis will help develop and commercialize Immunexpress' Septicyte test to run on the Idylla platform.

The companies are aiming to develop Idylla-based CDx biomarker tests for a compound Amgen is developing to treat solid tumors.

The companies are seeking to register Biocartis' Idylla RAS biomarker tests with the FDA as companion diagnostics for Amgen's Vectibix.

The firm said it raised €80 million to fund an expansion of, and new applications for, the Idylla test menu.

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The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.