BioTheranostics

The DOJ alleged Biotheranosics promoted and performed its Breast Cancer Index test for  patients who had not been in remission for five years and who had not been taking tamoxifen.

The evaluation presented at SABCS last week highlighted the importance of considering node-positive and -negative patients, and incorporating clinical information with molecular tests. 

The agreement lets Biotheranostics offer its CancerType ID and Breast Cancer Index genomic tests to customers through Syapse's software.

The diagnostics company reported organic sales increased 4 percent in Q4 and 7 percent in 2015, and set a growth target of 6 percent to 8 percent for 2016. 

The molecular diagnostics developer will use the money to continue expanding its commercial presence in the cancer diagnostics market.

The companies will investigate the feasibility of using BioTheranostics’ proprietary biomarkers and DeNovos CTC platform for blood-based diagnostics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioTheranostics today said that it has received a positive coverage and reimbursement evaluation from a Medicare contractor for its Breast Cancer Index test.

BioTheranostics Nicolas Barthelemy its new president and CEO. He succeeds Richard Ding, who will remain chairman of the board of bioTheranostics in addition to heading the Asia Pacific operations for parent company bioMérieux.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The New York State Department of Health has approved BioTheranostics to offer its Breast Cancer Index to residents in the state, the company said today.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.