Quintiles

Under the terms of the agreement, Q2 Solutions will develop companion diagnostics on Illumina's MiSeqDx instrument.

In the second quarter, Quest reported revenues of $1.93 billion and estimated 2015 revenues will be between $7.49 billion and $7.57 billion.

The firms aim to establish the second largest lab services firm in the world to aid drugmakers with clinical trials.

The joint venture – of which Quintiles will own 60 percent and Quest will own 40 percent – is poised to be the second largest central laboratory services firm in the world.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche subsidiary Ventana Medical Systems has signed an agreement with contract research organization Quintiles to offer companion diagnostic testing services to drug developers performing early stage oncology studies in China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Global Genomics Group this week said it has finished enrolling a 7,500-patient cohort on which the company will collect and analyze 22 trillion data points, including omics data, and build a detailed network map of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Global Genomics Group and Quintiles announced today a collaboration aimed at developing new diagnostic tools and treatments for cardiovascular diseases as part of the Genetic Loci and Burden of Atherosclerotic Lesions (GLOBAL) clinical study.

Early-access customers of a new sample loading device that Pacific Biosciences launched last week say that the upgrade improves results for certain samples, reduces contamination, and cuts down the amount of library material required per run.

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Genomics services provider Expression Analysis will gain access to "unsurpassed global resources" and will be able to "close strategic relationships" with leading biopharmaceutical companies by becoming part of Quintiles, EA CEO Steve McPhail said this week.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.