Companion Diagnostics

News on companion diagnostics and drug/test co-development.

The companies will use HTG EdgeSeq technology to develop NGS-based gene expression profiling assays to support a pharma company's therapeutic development.

As the development of drugs and diagnostics are increasingly beginning to merge, Covance is aiming to dedicate resources to capture market share.

Illumina and Amgen co-developed the test, which will determine whether metastatic colorectal cancer patients will benefit from Vectibix.

Results of a new study offer preliminary evidence that blood tests could select patients for treatment, and track response and resistance.

The test is now CE marked for use in identifying patients with urothelial cancer who are most likely to benefit from Opdivo therapy.

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.