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New Releases: Feb 23, 2011

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Sigma Life Science's new cancer cell lines

Signal has alleged that Med BioGene breached the provisions in a term sheet inked between the two companies regarding an exclusive, worldwide license for Med BioGene's LungExpress Dx test.

The device, which the scientists are developing under a two-year, €1.3 million grant from Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research, uses cytometric bead arrays to quantitate protein biomarkers in patients' exhaled breath condensate.

The diagnostic is being developed using a new peptoid-based technique for detecting disease-specific antibodies that could prove broadly useful as a protein biomarker discovery tool, said a researcher.

BU will use grants from NCI and DOD with partners at UCLA, Vanderbilt, and MD Anderson to develop early-stage lung cancer diagnostics.

The test is intended both for early screening purposes and the differential diagnoses of lung nodules detected during CT scans and x-rays. SomaLogic has partnered with Quest Diagnostics to commercialize the test, with a lab-developed version slated for launch next year.

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

The funding will be used by Insight to develop companion diagnostics for lung cancer.

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 trial plans to study whether it is cost-effective to use a genetic test and CT scans to identify smokers at risk of getting lung cancer.

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Public health experts call for a transparent COVID-19 vaccine approval process in a letter; the Food and Drug Administration commissioner assures science-based approval.

The Verge reports that new gene-naming guidelines aim in part to avoid Excel-related name change confusion.

In Nature this week: tuatara genome sequence aids in understanding amniote evolution, and more.

According to the Guardian, UK virologists say in a letter to officials that their expertise has been pushed aside in COVID-19 response plans.