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Chugai, a member of the Roche Group, has already filed for regulatory approval of FoundationOne CDx with Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.

The companies also agreed to establish a working group to explore the development of standard formulas and definitions for the validation of genomic profiling assays.

The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year. 

A decade after their team at WashU sequenced the first tumor-normal genome pair, Mardis and Wilson are bringing cancer genomics to the clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Foundation Medicine will provide genomic profiling for the EORTC's Screening Patients for Efficient Clinical Trial Access program.

Among other projects, the company will make improvements to its internal bioinformatics pipeline and develop a 5,000-sample cohort for oncology research use.

The Danish informatics firm is exploring analytical tools for its InWeb_InBioMap network, which currently contains more than 700,000 protein-protein interactions. 

The company beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom line and reported a 50 percent year over year growth in clinical testing volume in Q3.

Investigators saw muted negative selection against mutations in genomic data for more than 7,600 tumors, while mining positive selection patterns for cancer driver clues.

The firm is currently marketing its deision support analysis directly to patients and doctors while working on pilot studies with genomics providers to potentially integrate its analysis into their own reports.

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