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Lucence Diagnostics

In the near term, the firm will launch a laboratory-developed, late-stage lung cancer assay out of its lab in Palo Alto. 

The firm presented the results of an internal validation study earlier this month at a conference, which applied the amplicon-based tool in hematological cancers. 

The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.

The firms will codevelop companion diagnostics for anti-PD1/PD-L1 immunotherapy treatments for cancer.

Singapore-based Lucence Diagnostics will team with Stanford to analyze sequencing and imaging of liver cancer patients to predict therapeutic effectiveness.

The test is designed to detect clinically relevant genomic alterations — including somatic mutations, microsatellite instability, and viral DNA from ctDNA — in blood.

Mascots will distribute Lucence's blood-based tests, which detect DNA fragments shed by a tumor, in order to identify cancer-driving mutations.

Lucence's test are designed to detect DNA fragments shed by a tumor into the blood and target the most common cancers in Asia such as lung cancer.

Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.

A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.

According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.