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Genomic Health will also hire additional sales people in connection with the launch, President and CEO Kim Popovits said yesterday at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

Genetic Technologies will distribute the ResponseDX tests in Australia and in five SE Asian Nations.

Abbott RealTime mS9 Colorectal Cancer Assay

In launching its Surveyor Scan KRAS mutation detection kit, Transgenomic will take on DxS' KRAS test, which is being globally marketed by Roche.

At a meeting hosted by the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine last month, the events leading up to the re-labeling for colorectal cancer drugs Vectibix and Erbitux sparked discussion among participants about what Amgen and Bristol-Myers Squibb/ImClone knew about the drugs and when.

The Canadian biomarker test developer attributed the revenue increase to a collaborative research agreement; an Asian biomedical consortium; and sales of its ColonSentry biomarker test.

The Berlin-based firm trimmed its loss on higher sales from collaborations, licenses, and partnerships.

Exact Sciences will combine the Invader chemistry with digital PCR technology.

The Berlin-based company is planning to market the test in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Epigenomics will partner with distributors Abbott Molecular and Quest Diagnostics to launch the test in other European countries, as well as the US.

OSU Medical Center will enroll patients who agree to join Coriell's personalized medicine project under the guidance of their primary care physician. The partners will study the impact of using genomic information in treating chronic conditions.

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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

CNN reports that a US Food and Drug Administration document says Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine meets the requirements to receive an Emergency Use Authorization.

Researchers in France are developing a new, fast test for SARS-CoV-2 that initial testing indicates may be highly accurate, the Guardian says.

In Cell this week: analysis of fitness patterns among SARS-CoV-2 isolates, single-cell transcriptome analysis of immune features in COVID-19, and more.