Pinpoint Genomics

In marketing its newly launched Pervenio lung cancer prognostic test, Life Technologies' sales force is targeting specialist thoracic surgeons and medical oncologists in 48 US states.

Life Technologies this week launched Pervenio Lung RS – a quantitative PCR-based assay for lung cancer prognosis that gauges the expression of 14 genes – through its CLIA lab in Sacramento, Calif.

This story has been updated from a previous version to include additional information about the QuantStudio Dx platform.

After garnering a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory through its purchase of Navigenics last week, Life Technologies wasted no time jumping into the molecular diagnostics space.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies said today that it has acquired Pinpoint Genomics and its early-stage non-small cell lung cancer test designed to help doctors identify early-stage patients at high risk for progression to late-stage disease.

By Tony Fong
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic test maker Pinpoint Genomics has moved into commercialization phase with the launch of its first product, a prognostic test for non-small cell lung cancer.

Roche said this week that its Cobas CT/NG test for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Jay Shendure and his colleagues have developed a new method to more comprehensively identify human cell types, the NY Times reports.

Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.