BioMarker Strategies

The company is developing a companion diagnostic to identify head and neck cancer patients most likely to benefit from Erbitux.

The company has received grant funding for diagnostic development projects, and is also seeking its first pharma service customers to provide nearer-term revenue.

The funding will go towards developing the PathMap companion diagnostic technology, based on the firm's SnapPath platform. 

BioMarker Strategies has appointed Jerry Parrott as its new president, CEO, and director, effective immediately.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioMarker Strategies today announced it is being granted a $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research Phase II award to further develop its companion diagnostic for melanoma.

Sera Prognostics has named Ilia Ichetovkin vice president of lab operations where he will head development and deployment of the company's CLIA lab services and the commercial launch of its proteomic test to predict preterm birth risk.

Third Rock Ventures has hired Felix Frueh as an entrepreneur-in-residence.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Tissue-based cancer diagnostics shop BioMarker Strategies has raised $1.1 million of a targeted $4 million round, a company executive confirmed.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

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