Euroclone will sell Precipio's Ice Cold-PCR DNA enrichment products for use with liquid biopsies exclusively in Italy and non-exclusively in the rest of Europe.
The lab, which serves hospitals in India and surrounding countries, will use Precipio's ICE COLD-PCR technology to offer blood-based mutation tests.
More than 90 percent of voting Transgenomic shareholders gave the go-ahead to the deal. Upon completion of the merger, the new firm will take on the Precipio name.
The firm said that its shares will begin trading on the OTCQB exchange starting on Feb. 22.
Under the agreement, Precipio would become a wholly owned subsidiary of Transgenomic, which would then adopt the new name Precipio.
JoyingBio will distribute Transgenomic's multiplexed ICE COLD-PCR kits in China and Biotron Healthcare will do the same in India.
The agreement gives Ventana access to results from a collaboration and licensing agreement that Transgenomic made separately with the University of Melbourne.
The firm's labs services revenues were unchanged, but it saw a slight increase in sales mainly from higher oncology revenue and grants.
Two Boston-based researchers shared methods for detecting circulating nucleic acid biomarkers for potential use in cancer diagnosis and monitoring.
The partners will augment the multiplexing capabilities of ICE COLD-PCR, which was developed at Dana-Farber and is exclusively licensed to Transgenomic.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.