gene expression-based diagnostic

The company is aiming to make its Digital Spatial Profiling technology compatible with NGS and will present customer data from its Hyb & Seq at AGBT. 

Test volume was up 5 percent, but the company's total revenue of $83.8 million was negatively affected by hurricanes in the US, company executives said.

The company believes it can overcome its challenges, and highlighted strong continued interest from pharma despite a disappointing end to its Merck deal.

The company saw total revenues of $27 million and product revenues of $16.9 million, as it had estimated in preliminary earnings report last month.

The partners will test samples from an NSABP biobank on Nanostring's platform and with standard IHC to look for newer biomarkers of cancer immune evasion.

The firm's recent funding round will support its CLIA-certified laboratory that opened last year and the launch of its first RNA-based diagnostic test.

The firm will sell 855,000 shares of its common stock to three investors. It will also sell warrants to the same investors.

Agendia, which makes the MammaPrint test, called the report "disappointing" but thinks it still has a shot at landing wider reimbursement in Germany.

The team identified gene expression patterns that can determine how severe a patient's systemic sclerosis is and if treatment has been effective. 

Grade 3 breast tumors generally have worse prognoses, but SEER data showed that Oncotype DX can identify a large proportion of patients who do well without chemo.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.