Latest Roche Group Stories

2014-03-12 20:24:30

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended unanimously that the benefits of the cobas® HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test as a first-line primary screening tool in women 25 years and older to assess their risk of cervical cancer based on the presence of clinically relevant high-risk HPV DNA outweigh...

2014-03-11 08:31:51

TUCSON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bayer Pharma AG (Bayer) to develop companion diagnostics, with a focus on immunohistochemistry (IHC), across Bayer's portfolio of targeted therapy projects. This new agreement extends an already existing collaboration and focuses on the development of diagnostic tests for Bayer's biomarker targeted...

2014-03-05 12:27:23

TUCSON, Ariz., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international panel of leaders in the pathology community today announced its support of four principles designed to drive positive change and improve patient safety in the anatomic pathology laboratory. The "Principles for Pathology and Patient Safety" address key issues where the expressed need for standardization and solutions is most acute. At the invitation of Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, the panel...

2014-02-25 16:29:18

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it will convene a Tissue Diagnostics Patient Safety Advisory Board on February 27 at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The board, comprised of experts in anatomic pathology from leading healthcare institutions around the globe, will examine laboratory-based patient safety issues and work towards a consensus on how to advance the standard of care for...

2014-02-13 16:27:34

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's top scientific minds will convene at Tucson's Hilton El Conquistador Resort February 25 and 26 to collaborate and share leading-edge developments in cancer diagnostics and treatment. The 10(th) Annual Tucson Symposium puts Tucson at the leading edge of cancer research, diagnostics and treatment, and promises to further the field of personalized medicine and positively impact medical practice all over the world. Each year...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.