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Now, the assay can also be used with the Applied Biosystems 7500 Standard from Thermo Fisher Scientific, Roche's LightCycler 480, and Qiagen's Rotor-Gene Q.
Canadian regulators are beginning to share information from new drug studies, Undark reports.
The test could potentially enable labs to bring resistance testing in house, rather than send testing out to Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory.
The tests from Asuragen and MolecularMD are designed for use in chronic myeloid leukemia patients, including those receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy.
Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.
As part of the approval, DermTech will market and sell the pigmented lesions assay in Canada, while samples will be processed at the company's lab in California.
The test is the first to be approved for the company's second-generation molecular detection system, but can also be run using the first-generation system alongside other existing assays.
The oncology assay is the first from Roche using either plasma or tumor tissue samples and identifies 42 mutations in the EGFR gene.
The platform and the assay were cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration in October and were launched in the US shortly thereafter.
The Canadian approval comes more than a year after the FDA cleared for marketing the MiSeqDx system, the two CF assays, and sample prep kit.
Two COVID-19 vaccine developers have released their trial protocols to build public trust, the New York Times reports.
A new analysis finds the rapid COVID-19 test from DnaNudge to be highly accurate, Reuters reports.
In Science this week: global citizens' assembly on genome-editing technologies proposed, epigenetic markers predict metformin response, and more.
According to the Verge, many US states are not including positive results from rapid COVID-19 testing in their case numbers.