women's health

The firm missed the Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines, and it lowered its EPS and adjusted EPS guidance for full-year 2018.

The firm said the decline in Q4 revenues was due to an account loss as well as lower insurance reimbursement and shifts away from high-value genetic testing.

The assets include significant genetic data related to women's diseases and degenerative disc disease, which Predictive will use to develop gene-based diagnostics.

The lab created active molecular identification tags to be able to track specimens themselves, rather than just their containers. 

The company's life sciences segment had $1.08 billion in revenues, driven by strong performance of the preanalytical systems, diagnostic systems, and biosciences units.

The firm's 14 percent growth in molecular diagnostics sales was driven primarily by continued strength across its Aptima women's health products globally.

The company said it will use the proceeds to accelerate development of its gastrointestinal platform, including diagnostics and therapeutics for the GI tract.

The company also announced that it has received New York State Department of Health conditional approval for three women's health molecular diagnostic tests.

Revenues from the company's clinical labs segment grew 8 percent this quarter, and revenues from the life sciences business grew 6 percent.

The two companies said they will integrate their technologies to create a sample management and interpretation and reporting system.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.