Predictive Biosciences

Agilent Technologies of Santa Clara, Calif., has received US Patent No.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Predictive Biosciences will offer its molecular diagnostic bladder cancer tests to Arup Laboratories' national network of clients under a deal announced today.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been awarded US Patent No. 8,378,115, "Monomethine dyes."
Charles Brush, Jianqin Liu, Peter Czerney, and Matthias Wenzel are named as inventors.

A team led by researchers at the University of Southern California and University of Miami has developed a nine-protein panel for predicting the progression of bladder cancer.

SISCAPA Assay Technologies this week appointed Gustavo Salem to its board of directors and hired Ian Wright as a consultant and primary architect of diagnostic business strategy.

This story was originally published June 22.

Applied Proteomics announced this week that it has appointed Peter Klemm as CEO and James Blair to its board of directors.

BG Medicine this week appointed Eric Bouvier as president and CEO. He replaces Pieter Muntendam, who has moved to the role of executive vice president and chief medical officer.

By Adam Bonislawski
With DNA-based affinity agents gaining prominence as tools for protein capture, scientists and biotech firms are exploring biomarker assays that simultaneously report both genetic and proteomic data.

According to the company's earnings statement, MDxHealth's product and service revenues nearly doubled – from €1 million in 2009 to €2 million in 2010 – due to several companion diagnostics deals and biomarker licensing agreements inked with major drug companies.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.