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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.

The tests were developed as part of a partnership with Merck KGaA, one of the manufacturers of the anti-EGFR therapy Erbitux.

Genomic Health will gain exclusive worldwide rights to develop and sell an IVD version of its Oncotype DX breast cancer test on Biocartis' Idylla platform.

The company is working to secure US pharmaceutical partners for its Idylla system and expects its US activities to begin driving growth by the end of 2017

The firm reported an 88 percent increase in product sales, but this was offset by a 79 percent drop in collaboration revenues.

The panel, developed by collaborator Janssen, is expected to improve detection of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.