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The funding will go toward ongoing commercialization efforts for VeriStrat, the company's protein biomarker-based companion diagnostic for non-small cell lung cancer.

ArcticDx's macular degeneration prognostic test officially launched as an LDT in the US in September, and the firm is targeting FDA approval to help propel it globally.

Genomic Health discussed the status of its ongoing work with Pfizer in renal cancer and suggested it might eventually develop a companion test for Erbitux that gauges mutations "beyond KRAS."

Under the terms of the agreement, DPC Lebanon will distribute Epigenomics' test in Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.

A number of prominent proteomics-based diagnostics developers were recipients of the grant and tax credit awards, which are being provided by the IRS through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program.

The company also said that it will be launching the test in China in the fourth quarter of 2010 and in the US in the first half of 2011.

In results reported Thursday, the company said that its Cologuard test achieved of 64 percent sensitivity for pre-cancers and 85 percent for cancer and a specificity of 88 percent.

Dateks will distribute the company's biomarker-based colorectal cancer test throughout Turkey.

Starting in November, Pronto Diagnostics plans to begin marketing in Israel Epigenomics' Septin 9-based test for early detection of colorectal cancer

With the assay, the Stanford researchers have begun examining protein phosphorylation levels in a variety of cancer types. The team has also entered into collaborations with several pharmaceutical firms to investigate the effects of therapeutic agents on protein phosphorylation levels in tumor cells.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.