HLA typing

The company said revenues for the quarter and full-year 2016 included sales of Olerup HLA typing products, which CareDx got through its acquisition of Allenex.

GenDx is planning to get CE marking for an Ion Torrent-based HLA typing workflow, to add to the firm's set of NGS solutions for transplant diagnostics.

CareDx's CareDx Pty subsidiary said it will pay up to $735,000 to Conexio as a percentage of revenues from products acquired in the deal. 

Under the terms of the agreement, GenDx can resell Illumina's instruments, reagents, and maintenance contracts for the field of HLA sequencing.

The contract was awarded by the UK's NHS Blood and Transplant, which is responsible for promoting and overseeing organ and blood donation.

The companies will combine Qiagen's QIAxcel and CareDx's Olerup SSP kits and Score software into an HLA typing product offering for transplant labs.

The two companies have had a years-long collaboration to develop and commercialize their NGS-based high-resolution HLA typing system.

The Dutch firm plans to develop a complete, CE-marked pipeline for NGS-base HLA typing, from DNA amplification to software analysis. 

The sequencing technology giant said its acquisition of Conexio shows its commitment to the field of transplant science and HLA technology.

The array, developed in collaboration with the International Genetics and Translational Research in Transplantation Network, is the first for transplant genomics.

Pages

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.