Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher said that it received notice that TRC Capital made an unsolicited mini-tender offer to purchase up to 1 million shares of its stock at $181.75 per share. 

Labs reported on their work with kits from both Roche and Thermo Fisher, both of which have launched new commercial liquid biopsy products in recent years.

The Singapore-based firm has established a US subsidiary and named distributors to sell its products across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The companies plan to develop Thermo's Oncomine Dx Target Test as a companion diagnostic for Blueprint's BLU-667 to identify RET fusions in NSCLC patients. 

The firm reported organic revenue growth of 5 percent and a particularly strong quarter for its analytical instruments sales.

Right Patient Right Drug will use the PharmacoScan platform to perform preventive pharmacogenetic testing under St. Jude's PG4KDS program.  

The NGS-based test, which was approved by the FDA in June, will be now available to the insurers' members, who have non-small cell lung cancer, in four states.

Inivata and Thermo Fisher Scientific will use their liquid biopsy technologies to test plasma samples from Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project to assess their quality.

Thermo Fisher will sell Synthego's synthetic guide RNA products under the Invitrogen TrueGuide brand. 

The multiplexed PCR kit will target mutations associated with cystic fibrosis that are highly prevalent in the US, and the firm is also eyeing the Middle East and Africa.

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