Formed from what had been Decision Biomarkers, Avantra is eyeing a launch of its biomarker detection platform in early 2011.
Under the five-year project, the parties will investigate 180 potential biomarkers in plasma samples from 7,000 participants in the Framingham Heart Study.
The foundation will be working with collaborators to develop assays based on two protein candidate biomarkers.
The two firms will evaluate the ability of Protagen's technology for discovering new biomarkers for endometriosis.
Affomix and the PGx Centre will develop reagents for the quantitative multiplex profiling of candidate biomarkers that may allow clinicians to predict and evaluate how patients respond to novel anti-atherosclerotic agents.
The Biodesign Institute will use an NIDDK grant to develop and validate protein biomarkers for predicting risk of type 2 diabetes.
Thermo has expanded its collaboration with university partners, including George Mason's Lance Liotta and Emanuel Petricoin, to verify and validate protein biomarkers for cancer and other diseases.
The license enables Genoptix to use the biomarker analysis technology for cancer diagnostics in the US.
The IVD developer has licensed two protein markers for diabetes that were developed with NIH funds in partnership with Yale.
The gift will support JWCI's search for genes and proteins that can serve as biomarkers for solid-tumor cancers, and to develop new biomarker-specific blood tests for cancer.
At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.
The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.
Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.
In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.