Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Genetron Gets CE Mark for Cancer Genomic Profiling Test

NEW YORK — Genetron Health said on Thursday that it has received CE marking for its Onco PanScan genomic profiling test for cancer.

The test uses next-generation sequencing and hybridization capture to detect cancer-linked mutations and variants covering more than 800 genes in order to guide patient treatment and provide cancer risk assessment screening. The gene list includes those recommended by the World Health Organization, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and European Society for Medical Oncology, the company said.

"In China, Onco PanScan is a key [laboratory-developed test] for us, and we are preparing to start our IVD registrational trial shortly," Sizhen Wang, cofounder and CEO of Genetron Health said in a statement. "Genetron continues to grow all our business lines spanning early screening to diagnosis and monitoring." 

In July, Beijing-based Genetron received the CE mark for its eight-gene lung cancer sequencing assay.

 

The Scan

Back as Director

A court has reinstated Nicole Boivin as director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Science reports.

Research, But Implementation?

Francis Collins reflects on his years as the director of the US National Institutes of Health with NPR.

For the False Negatives

The Guardian writes that the UK Health Security Agency is considering legal action against the lab that reported thousands of false negative COVID-19 test results.

Genome Biology Papers Present Epigenetics Benchmarking Resource, Genomic Architecture Maps of Peanuts, More

In Genome Biology this week: DNA methylation data for seven reference cell lines, three-dimensional genome architecture maps of peanut lines, and more.