Investigators from a variety of clinical sites found that the company's liquid biopsy test was more successful in finding actionable mutations in patients than tumor tissue.
Funds raised will help accelerate commercialization of the firm's InVisionFirst-Lung liquid biopsy test and support development of the firm's platform for new indications
The ctDNA test will be covered for all US fee-for-service Medicare patients with advanced (Stage IIIB/IV) NSCLC who meet specific clinical criteria.
The test is a targeted sequencing assay that detects mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients to inform treatment selection.
The institutes will explore the use of Inivata's liquid biopsy platform to analyze ctDNA to measure minimal residual disease in NSCLC patients.
The company's test boasted strong sensitivity and specificity for a range of different alterations in clinical and contrived samples, particularly for low-allele frequencies.
Inivata and Thermo Fisher Scientific will use their liquid biopsy technologies to test plasma samples from Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project to assess their quality.
The lung cancer institute will work with Inivata to study the use of ctDNA testing in patients with early lung cancer after surgery.
Results of a new study show that patients guided to targeted therapy based on ctDNA get the same benefits as those who got tissue-based tests in initial clinical trials.
China may include regulations protecting genes and embryos in its update of its civil code, Nature News reports.
23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.
In Nature this week: exome sequence analysis of individuals with type 2 diabetes, genomic prediction of maize yield across environments, and more.
NPR reports on efforts to engineer bacteriophages to destroy antibiotic-resistance bacteria.