NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Canadian molecular diagnostics firm Med BioGene said yesterday that it intends to file for an initial public offering "as soon as possible" in the US to support development and commercialization of its gene expression-based assay for early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer.

MBI, based in Vancouver, BC, said that it has retained the services of Rodman & Renshaw as lead underwriter for the IPO, and will float an unspecified number of common shares on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

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In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.

Aug
27
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar offers a look at how an advanced genetics laboratory implemented and validated a commercial bioinformatics system to help scale its operations.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls. 

Oct
02
Sponsored by
Roche

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer.