droplet digital PCR

The firm has provided glimpses into its strategies for developing a line of regulated droplet digital PCR tests in a number of recent forums.

Researchers identified somatic KRAS mutations in affected tissue from more than 60 percent of people with sporadic arteriovenous malformations of the brain.

The test uses droplet digital PCR to detect BCR-ABL gene fusions and is intended for treatment response monitoring of chronic myeloid leukemia.

The team has developed a method to test for inherited disorders prenatally and plan to conduct a larger trial and eventually offer it as a clinical test.

Third quarter sales of $535.0 million beat analysts' average estimate of $508 million and represented 3 percent growth on a currency-neutral basis.

The firm has not published validation studies for the test, but new data last week has provided more support for the methylation-based method at its heart.

Gencurix's assay can be used to select which non-small cell lung cancer patients will respond to tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

An international team of researchers has developed an assay to detect chromosome 1q21.3 amplifications that are markers of breast cancer recurrence.

The company acquired GnuBio, which was developing a droplet-based sequencing platform, in 2014 for $39.7 million in cash and $10 million in contingent payments. 

The company believes its product, called Constellation, will differentiate itself from current commercial offerings in terms of throughput and multiplexing capability.

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