miRNA assays

A 19-miRNA panel showed high sensitivity and specificity for differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules.

The company beat the analysts' average estimate on the top line but missed it on the bottom line as it posted a net loss of $3.2 million.

The New York State Department of Health had previously provided conditional approval of the microRNA classifier for diagnosing indeterminate thyroid cancer cases.

After a 54 percent quarter over quarter rise in sales of the test, Rosetta's CEO said that the realigned strategy will take the firm to profit more quickly. 

The company said that given recent debt restructuring efforts and certain regulatory and payor approvals of its products, it's on track for a strong 2017.

Researchers from Northwestern University uncovered five circulating microRNAs that differentiate patients with very high- and low-risk prostate cancer.

The team recently received funding to develop and validate an assay to help guide clinical decision making when pancreatic cancer precursor lesions are detected.

Abcam was encouraged to buy Firefly BioWorks by its customers, who are more frequently complementing their protein analysis work with miRNA studies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics today announced a deal to sell tests from Admera Health to oncologists and pathologists.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rosetta Genomics reported after the close of the market on Wednesday a sharp increase in its revenues for the first half of 2014.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.