The deal gives the firm access to Bioyong's network of hospital-installed mass specs on which it hopes to place assays including its Veristrat lung cancer test.
Bioyong will invest in test development as well as validation, regulatory approval, and commercialization in China and, possibly, other Asia-Pacific countries.
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The partners aim to identify a microRNA-based signature that can predict lung cancer patient response to Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy Opdivo.
The assay, which was initially approved in June 2015, can now be used on an automated slide stainer which the company said is used in labs all over the world.
N-of-One will provide treatment strategies and clinical trial opportunities for patients based on Inivata's ctDNA liquid biopsy test.
The company said Humana, Medical Mutual of Ohio, and PreferredOne will now cover the non-small cell lung cancer test for their 11.5 million members.
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If validated further, the 14-gene predictor — associated with aberrant cell division and genome instability — could help avoid overtreatment in low-risk patients, as well as identify those who will respond well to chemotherapy and radiation.
The gene expression assay, which targets 18 markers, is being used by Merck in three new Phase III clinical trials to expand the indication for Keytruda.
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Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.
Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.
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