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French-German Cooperation to Improve Personalized Cancer Care

A leading French oncology center will be collaborating with a German manufacturer of molecular diagnostic tests to develop new approaches to personalized cancer care.  More...
28 Oct 2014

BD Advances Entry into NGS with Acquisition of GenCell Biosystems

Leading medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company has acquired GenCell Biosystems, a privately-held biotech company that has developed proprietary technologies that address key biological analysis protocols —from library preparation of Next Generation Sequencing to genotyping for agricultural applications.  More...
27 Oct 2014
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GlaxoSmithKline Boosts Global Cancer Testing With GE Healthcare Deal

The new agreement between GE Healthcare-subsidiary Clarient and GlaxoSmithKline will create a force in cancer testing, according to Kalorama Information.   More...
20 Oct 2014

Emergency Approval of Ebola Test Suggests Opportunity for Test Makers

The emergency approval of a real-time PCR test for Zaire Ebolavirus demonstrates the scope of concern about the recent epidemic and a possible opportunity for test makers.   More...
07 Oct 2014
Image: PointMan provides a reliable, efficient, highly sensitive determination of the presence or absence of a mutation in the DNA sequence (Photo courtesy of EKF Diagnostics).

EKF and Mass. General Collaborate to Develop Blood Tests for Cancer Patients

EKF Molecular and Massachusetts General Hospital have entered into a 2-year research collaboration to develop PointMan assays that can effectively detect treatable cancer mutations in blood samples.   More...
06 Oct 2014
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Merck KGaA to Buy Sigma-Aldrich for USD 17 Billion

Merck KGaA will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for USD 17 billion, expanding its business in North America and gaining exposure in Asia.  More...
29 Sep 2014

Initiative Launched to Make Genetic Profiles a Routine Part of Clinical Decisions

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has launched “Enlighten Health Genomics,” a new business that builds on the diagnostic potential of next-generation sequencing technology.  More...
23 Sep 2014

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