The partners are developing and optimizing an algorithm that assesses the likelihood of a patient's cancer progressing to metastasis.
The companies partnered last month to develop new personalized cancer diagnostics using the Helomics D-Chip bioinformatics platform.
The new algorithm, called TOPSPIN, complements the company's MMprofiler test. It is considering making TOPSPIN-generated data available to its MMprofiler patients.
The consortium aims to profile up to 800 multiple myeloma patient samples using the Affymetrix platform with a goal of developing a list of predictive biomarkers.
The genetic test determines risk levels and prognosis for patients with multiple myeloma based on the SKY92 gene signature.
Dutch molecular diagnostics company SkylineDx recently established a presence in Boston to bolster its outreach to the North American market.
SkylineDx has acquired all assets from recently shuttered Skyline Diagnostics and will continue to develop and commercialize the latter's menu of microarray-based tests, BioArray News has learned.
Kurt Schmidt has been appointed CEO of Skyline Diagnostics. Schmidt joins Skyline from Agendia, where he had served as chief financial officer since 2009.
This story was originally posted on June 22.
By Justin Petrone
Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.
A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.
In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.
A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.