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Quest Diagnostics has begun offering a test for measuring free epidermal growth factor receptor using Somalogic's aptamer-based Somamer technology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today that it would collaborate with Bristol-Myers Squibb to develop companion diagnostics. Initially, the companies will partner on an oncology project with the option to expand collaborative efforts across a range of disease areas.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Saladax today said it has expanded its relationship with Bristol-Myers Squibb and entered into a Master Early Development Collaboration Agreement.

Opko Health last week presented data at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Vancouver demonstrating that its antibody-based Alzheimer's diagnostic identified cases of the disease with 100 percent specificity in a set of 36 autopsy-confirmed plasma samples.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen announced after the close of the market on Friday that the US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing its therascreen KRAS RGQ PCR Kit to be sold as a companion diagnostic test for Erbitux (cetuximab), a drug used for treating colorectal cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology held its annual meeting June 1-5 in Chicago. The following are abstracts presented at the meeting focused on pharmacogenomically guided treatment strategies.

Eli Lilly said last week that it received a complete response letter from the US Food and Drug Administration declining its application to market Erbitux as a first-line treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.

By Adam Bonislawski
Researchers at Australia's University of Newcastle have published one of the first analyses of data from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative's plasma proteome project.

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Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.

The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.