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The University of Michigan researchers aim to commercialize the Hydro-Seq microfluidic platform, which isolates and prepares single circulating tumor cells for RNA sequencing.  

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

The company saw $1.0 million in revenues for the quarter, including $976,000 from commercial testing, and attributed the growth to its pathology partnership initiative.

The company's total revenue for the three months ended March 31 was $108.8 million compared to $92.6 million in the first quarter of 2018, exceeding analyst expectations.

A CTC and ctDNA analysis suggests that the number of alterations affecting the androgen receptor can offer survival insights for TP53 mutation-free advanced cancer cases.

The firm saw total revenues of $859,526 for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018 compared to $995,226 in the same period of 2017.

The platform, from a University of Illinois at Chicago-led team, separates circulating tumor cells from other cell types using size-dependent inertial migration. 

At the AGBT meeting last night, Johns Hopkins researcher Joshua Cohen said that the partners are looking to recruit 50,000 healthy individuals for the study.

Research groups and companies are developing and applying tools to enrich for and capture CTCs to diagnose tumors early and monitor patients during treatment.

The team will combine CellMax's circulating tumor cell platform and Medigen's liquid biopsy panel to track treatment response in colorectal cancer patients.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.