The company is eyeing a launch for its IVD kits at the beginning of next year, as evidence grows for the integration of TMB analysis into the clinical care of cancer patients.
The companies will develop a version of Illumina's TruSight 170 sequencing panel for two of Loxo's targeted oncology drugs.
The ctDNA assay will be used to select patients for Phase 3 of Five Prime's registrational trial investigating bemarituzumab in gastric cancer patients.
China has been a key focus for Agena, which established a Shanghai subsidiary in 2015.
The company plans to grow its business based on the FDA approval and preliminary national coverage determination for its FoundationOne CDx test last year.
For full-year 2017, the company reported $152.9 million in revenues, up 31 percent over 2016.
The company plans to submit its 650- to 700-gene panel, which will include microsatellite instability testing, to the FDA for approval as a companion diagnostic.
Excluding the sale of the company's colorectal cancer patents to Exact Sciences, its 2017 revenues rose 13 percent.
The biomarker has been associated with retinal ganglion cell death and is upregulated in mouse models of chronic glaucoma.
The real-time PCR-based test is designed to identify EGFR mutations in circulating tumor DNA in plasma samples.
US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.
A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.
The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.
In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.