Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Exact Sciences Licenses Invader Technology from Hologic

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences said Tuesday that it has licensed worldwide rights to Hologic's Invader plus and real-time Invader detection chemistries for colorectal screening applications.

Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed by the firms.

The Invader chemistry was developed by Hologic subsidiary Third Wave Technologies, which formerly was run by Exact Sciences' current President and CEO Kevin Conroy, before it was acquired by Hologic for $580 million in July 2008.

Invader is a molecular diagnostics platform that Exact intends to couple with digital PCR technology it exclusively licensed from Johns Hopkins University. The Madison, Wis.-based firm is developing a stool-based DNA test for colorectal cancer screening.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.