Cancer Genetics

The deal covers Cancer Genetics' microarray-based Tissue of Origin test, which analyzes 2,000 individual tumor genes to help identify a tumor's origin.

The firms are working together to develop precision medicine tools and platform technologies to support the development of oncology therapeutics. 

The probes are for use in Cancer Genetics' FISH-based HPV-Associated Cancer Test, which measures genomic changes to help triage cervical cancer patients.

The deal will join CGI's portfolio of cancer tests and lab services with NovellusDx's technologies for cancer treatment response prediction.

The company is continuing to work with a financial advisor to evaluate strategic options, with discussions about potential transactions ongoing.

The increase was drive by revenue growth in Cancer Genetics' discovery services unit, which included the impact of recently acquired CRO VivoPharm.

The firm is selling BioServe to Reprocell as part of Cancer Genetics' transformation and strategic plan to bring itself to profitability.

Near-term, the firm is focused on its cost structure and growing its top line with a view to becoming profitable, according to its interim CEO.

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The United Nations is to consider a ban on field testing gene drives at a meeting being held next week, Technology Review reports.

The Associated Press reports that gene-edited food may soon be for sale.

The US Department of Health and Human Services is beginning a series of meetings on human fetal tissue research, Stat News reports.

In Cell this week: epigenetic change linked to glioblastomas, rare and low-frequency variants contributing to multiple sclerosis risk, and more.