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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Last month, iCareDx announced that it was rebranding itself as Acuamark Diagnostics as it works to raise funds for its first round of clinical testing.

"It is a more precise reflection of what we are doing," Acuamark President and CEO Bernard Peperstraete told GenomeWeb. "Acua is also a play on accurate and liquid, and Acuamark — or watermark — reflects that each cancer leaves a barely visible imprint, and needs to be looked at in a different light."

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In PLOS this week: analysis of insertions throughout Shigella genomes, antigen production in malaria parasites, and more.

Jul
14
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will describe a rapid metagenomics assay under development for human pathogens, including the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Jul
15
Sponsored by
LGC SeraCare Life Sciences

Cancer immunotherapy is an exciting new advance for the successful treatment of many forms of metastatic cancer.

Jul
22
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Luis A. Alcaraz, cofounder of Bioarray and Journey Genomics, accredited diagnostic and research labs based in Alicante, Spain, will review how his teams use advanced genomic techniques for carrier screening research as well as for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) in embryos for both aneuploidies (PGT-A) and monogenic disorders (PGT-M).

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will discuss a study that set to assess the efficacy and safety of osimertinib in EGFR T790M positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients identified by using plasma sample and cobas EGFR Mutation test v2. This is the first prospective study to use liquid biopsy upfront to evaluate osimertinib efficacy.