NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cypress Bioscience has acquired Cellatope's technology platform for diagnosing and monitoring autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, for up to $5 million.

San Diego-based Cypress said that the technology platform uses cell-bound complement activation products for diagnosis and monitoring of response to treatment. It was developed by researchers at the Lupus center for Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh to evaluate cell-bound fragments of activated complement proteins and their utility in diagnosis and monitoring of lupus patients.

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In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

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This online seminar will review case studies demonstrating the clinical utility of CTCs and cfDNA to define and characterize a variety of dynamic genomic changes throughout the course of cancer detection and treatment.