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SelectHealth's physicians will be able to use Interpace's ThyGeNext and ThyraMir assays to test questionable thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

The groups will use Helomics' artificial intelligence-based platform to develop tools to provide predictive therapeutic recommendations for ovarian and thyroid cancers.

Interpace Diagnostics' ThyGeNext and ThyraMir thyroid cancer assays are now covered for about 2.5 million patients in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The firm said its growth was driven in part by increasing sales volumes of its gastrointestinal PancraGen business and endocrine ThyGeNext/ThyraMir business.

Research led by Stanford's Mike Snyder has inspired a new company, Q Bio, offering genomic and other analyses, and longitudinal tests to track individuals' health.

With the approval of its ThyraMIR diagnostic assay, the firm said that physicians will have access to its thyroid product suite across several specimen types.

For full-year 2018 the firm's revenues rose 38 percent to $21.9 million from $15.9 million a year ago.

The company posted $25.8 million in revenues for the quarter, up from $19.6 million a year ago, as total genomic test volume grew 28 percent to 9,154 tests.

Onkos Molecular Diagnostics is looking for a US partner to commercialize its 11 miRNA-based mir-THYpe test, which it believes offers advantages over tests on the market.

The company beat the consensus Wall Street estimate on the top line and guided to 2018 revenues of between $21 million and $22 million.

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The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

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