Castle Biosciences

The Medicare contractor is proposing to not cover Vectra DA, but to extend coverage for Prolaris, Xpresys, and DecisionDx-UM under specific circumstances.

The company's new $14 million facility refinances its original $6 million loan, and adds capital for new growth.

The first tranche of the targeted $20 million financing round will be used to accelerate adoption of the company's melanoma test.

The financing will go toward commercial and clinical activities to increase adoption of the company's DecisionDx-Melanoma test.

The study demonstrated that the company's DecisionDx-Melanoma assay better predicts the risk of metastasis in patients with localized disease than clinical staging alone.

Survey results reflect strong penetration of Castle Biosciences' uveal melanoma test among specialists as the company plans a future focus on more prevalent diseases.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer molecular diagnostics firm Castle Biosciences today said that it raised $11.8 million in a Series E financing round.

Originally published May 6. NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Castle Biosciences presented data from two validation studies involving its DecisionDx - Mesothelioma molecular test at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery annual meeting.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.