Under the terms of the settlement, the lawsuit, counterclaims, and challenges to the patent in inter partes review have been dismissed.
The coverage decision limits the test mainly to patients with advanced lung cancers who haven't been genomically profiled and who can't receive tissue testing.
The German drugmaker plans to advance the NSCLC treatment in parallel with tissue-based and liquid biopsy companion assays that can identify best responders.
The recent agreement between Freenome and Biognosys suggests a role for proteomics as developers of genomic-based cancer detection tests look beyond ctDNA.
The companies also agreed to establish a working group to explore the development of standard formulas and definitions for the validation of genomic profiling assays.
The firm's Guardant360 assay will be used first to test patients for ERBB2 mutations, then guide patients to a variety of treatment arms.
Several of the top molecular diagnostic firms presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday discussing product portfolios, FDA clearances, and plans for 2018.
Companies in the life science tools and molecular diagnostics spaces provided updates on their businesses at the 36th annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week in San Francisco.
Technologies gained one of their first solid footholds in the clinical care of cancer patients with adoption into the treatment paradigm of lung cancer, while researchers turned their eyes to proving utility in other niches.
With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.
NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.
CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.