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The company will market Inivata's InVision liquid biopsy assays to insured and self-pay patients across the region.

Presentations at this month's ASCO meeting demonstrated how efforts are advancing to determine when and how longitudinal ctDNA testing will be useful for oncologists.

The firm said it can detect circulating tumor DNA with a mutational allele frequency of 0.001 percent, enabled by digital PCR and the firm's proprietary chemistry. 

The firm is in the midst of a clinical trial called NOVA to compare its circulating-tumor DNA-based Colvera test to DiaSorin's carcinoembryonic antigen assay.

The company reported that its genome-wide methylation approach could detect 77 percent of stage II cancers in its ongoing case-control CCGA study.

Thrive Earlier Detection is banking on targeted detection of frequent cancer mutations, coupled with protein markers, while competitors turn to genome-wide approaches.

The company is commercializing a method developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins that detects cancer with high specificity from a blood sample.

Investigators concluded that the spiked samples from SeraCare were a robust tool for inter-lab comparisons and discussed some areas of discordance seen in the study.

The firm plans to use the funds raised to support business activities, as it moves forward in the development of cancer early detection tests.

 

The company said adopters are ordering tests in areas of great interest, like CTC and blood biomarker monitoring, despite a lack of reimbursement.

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A federal judge has ruled that drug companies, device manufacturers, and universities need to provide missing clinical data from hundreds of trials to a federal website, ScienceInsider reports.

A genetic analysis suggests red pandas might actually belong to two different species, New Scientist reports.

NPR reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has fixed the problem with some of its SARS-CoV-2 testing kits.

In Nature this week: epigenetic factors that prevent healthy aging and more.