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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Immunexpress Group, Biocartis, and Debiopharm Group today announced a collaboration to further develop Immunexpress' gene expression assay for managing sepsis.

Swiss molecular diagnostics firm Biocartis said last week that it is collaborating with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Philips Research to develop a workflow to extract and amplify circulating tumor DNA from blood samples for downstream analysis on Biocartis' multiplex d

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biocartis today announced it is developing a workflow for extracting, amplifying, and detecting tumor DNA on its diagnostic platforms in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Philips Research.

Biocartis this week named Nayan Gregory Parekh as the company's new CEO, replacing current CEO Rudi Pauwels.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swiss molecular diagnostics company Biocartis today announced it has completed its Series C equity financing round, raising €71 million ($96 million).

In addition, Argene will provide BioMérieux with a portfolio of molecular tests for diagnosing infectious diseases in transplant and other immunocompromised patients.

The trials, expected to begin in the second half of this year, will be for its benchtop automated DNA-testing platform and its first cartridge-based test for multiple causative agents of pneumonia and antibiotic-resistance markers.

BioMerieux, an Affymetrix diagnostics partner, will use the Affy platform for R&D, but "not for tests that we commercialize."

Diagnoplex received a boost toward commercializing its flagship PCR-based colon cancer blood test in the form of a "substantial" Series A financing extension by fellow Swiss biopharmaceutical conglomerate Debiopharm Group.

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The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

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