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2012-01-27 10:32:21

Findings could lead to a screening test Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have identified a genetic variation that raises the risk of developing serious necrotic jaw bone lesions in patients who take bisphosphonates, a common class of osteoclastic inhibitors. The discovery paves the way for a genetic screening test to determine who can safely take these drugs. The study appears in the online version of the journal The Oncologist. Oral bisphosphonates are...

2011-06-09 07:24:00

LONDON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- London Genetics Limited, an expert in the use of pharmacogenetics in clinical drug discovery and development, is pleased to announce that its third annual pharmacogenetic conference will feature top-level presentations from players in all parts of the healthcare chain. To be held on 8-9th November 20111, in Windsor, UK, the theme for this year's conference is 'Stratified Medicine: Making It Happen'. Topical issues will be discussed and debated with...

2011-05-12 09:00:00

CINCINNATI, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx Health, Inc., today announced two presentations on the clinical practice of utilizing its pharmacogenetic test, GeneSightRx®, at the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in Honolulu, May 14-18, 2011. Key activities include a free GeneSightRx testing program for the first 200 physicians who visit AssureRx's booth at the conference. Amita Patel, M.D., adult and geriatric psychiatrist at Dayton...

2011-05-11 07:00:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and CINCINNATI, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medco Research Institute LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions Inc. (NYSE: MHS), and AssureRx Health Inc. today announced the initiation of the PREDICT PSYMEDS pilot [Pharmacogenetic-Directed Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications] to evaluate antidepressant and antipsychotic drug adherence and medical care utilization by Medco members after being genotyped with AssureRx's GeneSightRx, a multi-gene...

2011-03-24 14:19:28

The drug, called carbamazepine, is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as depression and trigeminal neuralgia. Although successful in treating the majority of patients, carbamazepine can cause side-effects that range from a mild skin irritation to severe blistering of the whole body. The team, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, screened more than a million variants in DNA across the human genome to understand why some patients are more...

2011-02-14 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced that it has expanded its laboratory-developed GeneSightRx® pharmacogenetic test with a sixth gene, CYP2C9, to further support clinicians in prescribing medications for behavioral health patients. The addition of the CYP2C9 gene, variations of which can cause loss of function involved in the metabolism of certain psychotropic medications, provides physicians with further information on gene...

2011-02-01 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced the appointments of two senior executives in key roles to drive company growth. Donald R. Wright, Jr. has been appointed as executive vice president & chief operating officer and John A. Bellano as senior vice president, sales & commercial programs. Wright has been instrumental in leading the development of AssureRx's pharmacogenetic test, GeneSightRx®, and the blueprint of products...

2010-11-17 08:45:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX), today announced that it has commercially launched its first pharmacogenetic test, the xTAG® CYP2D6 Kit, which recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new test enables a personalized medicine approach to help physicians manage patients for whom they may prescribe certain drugs that are metabolized by the enzyme cytochrome P450 2D6....

2010-11-12 08:12:00

LONDON and NOTTINGHAM, England, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- London Genetics Limited, an expert in the use of pharmacogenetics in clinical drug discovery and development, and Astrimmune, which is focused on gastrointestinal cancers, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaboration to plan a biomarker identification programme. The plan, for Astrimmune's early-stage pancreatic cancer vaccine candidate, will be used in applications for further funding of its...


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