transplant rejection

The companies have agreed to distribute and codevelop diagnostics for the transplant monitoring market.

Natera plans to launch its clinical oncology and transplantation tests next year and is hopeful that guidelines endorsing NIPT for average-risk pregnancies are imminent.

The company said it intends to use the proceeds for working capital and corporate purposes, including capital expenditures, R&D, clinical trials, and more.

The company outlined its plans to launch a kidney transplant rejection test that is based on cell-free DNA in 2019 and described its progress in breast cancer research.

The Boston-based startup wants to help individuals interpret their HLA data for ancestry and health, and participate in research studies. 

Milwaukee, Wis.-based TAI Diagnostics is developing a PCR-based assay for cell-free DNA as a way to monitor the health of transplanted organs.

Investigators characterized expression activity in kidney grafts from a group of transplant recipients who remained rejection-free without immunosuppression.

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.

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