The collaboration will combine Proteome Sciences' isobaric mass tagging reagents with Thermo Fisher's mass spectrometry systems.
The German firm will use the funds to expand its diagnostics business and to clinically validate proprietary protein biomarkers.
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.
23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.
By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.
NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.
In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.