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Imperial College London and its spinout DNA Electronics have created a prototype for the so-called SNP Dr., which is being developed under a £1.2 million project that also includes Pfizer.

Quest plans to develop and sell a diagnostic for prostate cancer based on the biomarker.

An international research team suggests high-resolution melting analysis is a useful tool for assessing DNA methylation in fixed tissue samples.

A new agreement with Gamma-Dynacare has made the test available to new customers.

Industry Briefs: Feb 19, 2009

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Proactive, PSI:Bioloyg, Pressure BioSciences, Applied Biomics

BioArray Briefs: 2009.02.17

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SQI Diagnostics, Olink Bioscience, Innova Biosciences, Copenhagen University, Fujirebio Diagnostics, Uppsala University, Integromics, Gene Logic, Ocimum Biosolutions

The three-year project, called Proactive, will be coordinated by Olink Bioscience of Uppsala, Sweden.

The data, which the company said represent the first proof of activity of an oral RNAi drug, set the stage for an investigational new drug application filing later this year.

IP Update: Feb 5, 2009

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USPTO Publishes Seven RNAi-Related Patent Applications

Without specific guidance from the FDA regarding KRAS testing, drugmakers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amgen are facing lower sales of their colorectal cancer drugs Erbitux and Vectibix, and may need to get creative in how they market their drugs to patients and doctors.

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In a letter, about two dozen researchers criticize the World Health Organization investigation into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 and call for a new inquiry, the Wall Street Journal reports.

National Geographic reports that nine great apes at the San Diego Zoo have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2.

Janet Woodcock, the acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, speaks with NPR about SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccines in the US.

In Science this week: genetic study of kidney fibrosis implicates the SOX9-NAV3-YAP1 axis.