protein biomarkers

The German firm grew revenues to €5.3 million for the first nine months of the year from €976,000 a year ago, but its net loss expanded 48 percent year over year. 

Johns Hopkins researchers added protein analysis to circulating tumor DNA testing to better detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

The partners aim to enable the early prediction of clinical efficacy of Alligator's pipeline candidates by analyzing potential systemic biomarkers.

The company plans to develop tests for prostate cancer risk assessment, prostate cancer screening, and breast cancer screening.

The Medicare contractor proposed coverage for several cancer assays, but would not cover molecular respiratory virus assays or a test for inflammatory bowel disease.

Researchers showed it could differentiate pancreatic cancer cases from controls with high sensitivity, and believe it could work similarly for other cancers or in infectious disease.

The company said that it can distinguish patients suffering from lupus from those with other autoimmune diseases using its antibody array platform.

The company developed the instrument using in-licensed technology coupled with its own chemistry and other technology for exosomal protein analysis.

The team will use the new research grant to further develop the Stockholm3 prostate cancer test and to design follow-on diagnostics to help treat patients with the disease.

Three Markers

A Queen Mary University of London-led team reports on a three-protein biomarker panel for early stage pancreatic cancer.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.