Laboratory Corporation of America

Several commercial NIPT providers in the US said they are planning to participate in the new program.

Smaller labs, hospital outreach labs, and labs servicing high numbers of elderly are thought to face the highest risks.

The biggest losers following the release of the preliminary PAMA rates may be Quest and LabCorp, analysts said today. 

The agreement, which covers Interpace's ThyGenX and ThyraMIR diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules.

The deal will open up more opportunities to study OmniSeq's 144-gene NGS test and Immune Report Card in real-world settings and as part of drug development trials. 

LabCorp will serve as exclusive distributor for OmniSeq's cancer assays and will participate in its Series B financing round.

The offering consists of two tranches of $600 million each, and the firm plans to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of outstanding senior notes due on Aug. 23. 

Total revenues reached $2.54 billion during the quarter, while LabCorp Diagnostics' revenues rose more than 8 percent to $1.80 billion. 

As the development of drugs and diagnostics are increasingly beginning to merge, Covance is aiming to dedicate resources to capture market share.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.