organ transplant

The researchers plan to evaluate cfDNA and single cells isolated from the urine of patients who have had kidney transplants to identify signs of graft failure.

Piper Jaffray analyst William Quirk said the pricing, which was much higher than expected, will help push CareDx toward profitability.

The final LCD covers AlloSure in renal allograft recipients who have a probability of active renal allograft rejection.

Pig Organs to Humans?

Researchers have used CRISPR to develop piglets that lack retroviruses, paving the way to use pig organs in human transplantation, the New York Times reports.

The company said revenues from its non-invasive heart transplant rejection test AlloMap rose about 16 percent year over year.

Investigators are searching for non-invasive biomarkers of rejection and earlier stage graft injury in children and adults who have received kidney transplants.

The company said that it is extending the maturity of certain obligations under the terms of the acquisition deal until March 2019.

The kit was previously approved by FDA for use on Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q real-time PCR platform, which is one component of the automated QiaSymphony platform.

The FDA approved the real-time PCR-based test for use on the Cobas 6800 and 8800 systems to assess the response of transplant patients to treatments. 

The technology uses Thermo Fisher Scientific microarrays to measure transcript levels in order to diagnose rejection of solid organ transplants.

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