Insight Genetics

The company is developing molecular cancer diagnostics, including a test designed to monitor therapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancer patients.

The deal centers around ALK, a gene involved in signal transduction and a therapeutic target for non-small cell lung cancer.

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has appointed Keith Warner as chief operating officer and Michael Henighan as CFO.

Asuragen said this week that it has appointed Matthew McManus as CEO and president.

A team of researchers in Germany has developed a new assay to help determine which non-small cell lung cancers are likely to respond to certain targeted therapies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics is working with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to identify genetic markers associated with treatment response for triple-negative breast cancer patients.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Insight Genetics said yesterday that it has received a new $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In June, Veracyte entered into a loan and security agreement with an unnamed financial institution for term loans of up to $10.0 million in aggregate, the company said in its recent Form 10-Q filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Nashville, Tenn.-based Insight Genetics said this week that it has launched Insight Molecular Labs, a CLIA-certified laboratory.

Insight Genetics this week announced an exclusive, worldwide licensing deal with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for a genetic test to improve donor matching in bone marrow transplants.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.