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2011-07-27 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- bioTheranostics, a bioMerieux company that develops innovative oncology diagnostic tests to support targeted disease management, announced today study results published in the next issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics related to the clinical validity and the clinical utility of CancerTYPE ID®, its 92-gene molecular classification test to aid in the determination of the origin of a tumor. The company also announced...

2011-07-12 10:00:00

Part of agency's efforts to promote development of personalized medicines and diagnostics SILVER SPRING, Md., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a new draft guidance to facilitate the development and review of companion diagnostics - tests used to help health care professionals determine whether a patient with a particular disease or condition should receive a particular drug therapy or how much of the drug to give. The draft...

2011-07-06 15:20:03

When a person living in a malarial area gets a fever, health workers need to know the cause to make absolutely sure they give the right treatment. For many years in sub-Saharan Africa primary health workers have often assumed a fever is caused by malaria, and given antimalarial drugs. This approach means sometimes people receive the wrong treatment for their illness. It also wastes resources and, over time, can promote resistance to available drugs. A new Cochrane Systematic Review examines...

2011-06-29 06:00:00

NEW YORK and QUEBEC CITY, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Signal Genetics, a privately held predictive genetic testing company focusing on oncology, and DiagnoCure, Inc. (TSX: CUR), a life sciences company that develops and commercializes high-value cancer diagnostic tests, today announced a collaboration arrangement valued at US$13.3M over the first five years. This collaboration aims to maximize the commercialization of Previstage(TM) GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test, and further...

2011-06-17 08:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ResearchDx, LLC of Irvine, California today announced a strategic partnership with CompanDX of Nottingham UK. ResearchDx and CompanDX have forged a unique partnership to offer a full capability to discover and deliver novel molecular diagnostic tests for clients in the healthcare setting. CompanDX uses its unique "Distiller" platform to deliver small composite biomarker signatures from complex data of high dimensionality, which are...

2011-06-07 08:15:00

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- bioTheranostics, Inc., a bioMerieux company that develops innovative oncology diagnostic tests to drive personalized treatment, reported today findings from clinical studies utilizing the company's CancerTYPE ID®, and Breast Cancer Index(SM). Data from the studies were presented this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011 Annual Meeting in Chicago. On June 6, scientists from bioTheranostics and the Institut...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

UNION CITY, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Company's Animal Health group has added two new rapid diagnostic tests, the VetScan Canine Parvovirus Rapid Test and the VetScan Giardia Rapid Test. The VetScan Canine Parvovirus Rapid Test was launched in March 2011 and the VetScan Giardia Rapid Test began selling in May 2011 and both rapid tests have been well...


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