MALDI-TOF

The firm is also positioning MassArray as a complementary technology to NGS, and hopes to tap into the LDT and liquid biopsy arenas.

The company plans to launch a PCR-based test for measuring three genes in the plasma of lung cancer patients and is also at work on an NGS-based panel.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A handful of epigenetic biomarkers are associated with good response to an intensive weight-loss program, researchers in Spain reported in The FASEB Journal this week.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biodesix said today it has entered a collaborative agreement with Bruker Daltonics to support its VeriStrat diagnostic test as well as future tests based on MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.