The University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have launched UW-Onco-Plex, a sequencing-based test to help guide treatment for cancer patients. The test uses the Illumina platform to analyze 194 genes associated with cancer. Doctors can order the test for their patients and turnaround time is approximately two months.
Sequenta has launched ClonoSight, its sequencing-based test to measure minimal residual disease in leukemia and lymphoma patients. The test is based on the company's proprietary LymphoSight technology, which targets unique DNA signatures that are present in immune cells. Its validation studies found that it could detect disease in as many as 10 percent of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that were found to be negative by flow cytometry.
GATC Biotech subsidiary LifeCodexx has launched an expanded version of its PrenaTest. The noninvasive, sequencing-based fetal aneuploidy test can now detect not only trisomy 21, but also trisomies 18 and 13.