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.
New data from Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, along with other recent research, suggests that surface proteins can be used to isolate cancer-specific exosomes to detect the presence of a tumor.
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.
New data suggest that measuring AR-V7 expression only in the nuclei of circulating tumor cells might better predict therapeutic benefit in prostate cancer patients.
Bio-Techne will provide a bioanalytical assay for the group to assess and validate as a bioanalytical method for clinical trial recruitment.
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.
C4BPA could prove useful as a diagnostic biomarker for early stage pancreatic cancer and to help differentiate the disease from other cancers.
A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.
Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.
A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.
In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.