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Archives for June 2014

Veracyte and Fleury Announce Partnership to Make the Afirma® Gene Expression Classifier Available to Patients in Brazil

Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) and Fleury Medicine and Health recently announced a new partnership that will make Veracyte’s Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) available to patients in Brazil, helping to reduce unnecessary surgeries and potentially lower costs there as part of thyroid cancer diagnosis. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Outcomes Study Supports Use of LDL Particle Number to Guide Statin Therapy in Patients at Elevated Cardiovascular Risk

LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, recently announced data suggesting that the use of a target low-density lipoprotein particle (LDL-P) number to guide statin therapy in at-risk patients can reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and death, compared to using standard LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) targets as a guide to therapy. Such benefits are particularly pronounced in patients in whom LDL-P and LDL-C numbers disagree, as is common in people with diabetes mellitus or coronary heart disease (CHD).

Berg and Medical University of South Carolina Announce First of Its Kind Collaboration to Discover Lupus Biomarker

Berg and the Medical University of South Carolina recently announced a strategic partnership, designed to identify new therapeutic pathways and potential biomarkers to treat Lupus, the autoimmune disease affecting one in every 2,000 people and one in every 250 young African American women.

Intel and Biomedical Big Data Analysis Company GENALICE Team-up to Bring DNA Sequencing to the Clinic

Dutch Software Company GENALICE recently announced at the 14th Bio-IT World Conference & Expo that it has started discussions with Intel® about a product development as well as a product delivery partnership. On 12/12 last year, GENALICE launched its groundbreaking DNA processing software; GENALICE MAP.On a simple dual Intel® Xeon® E5 server the company was capable to map the short reads of 42 complete human and 42 full tomato genomes within 24 hours. The software is designed to optimally make use of the modern hardware architecture of these commodity Intel processors.

IBM, Coriell Life Sciences and CareKinesis Deliver Personalized Medicine to the Elderly Via the Cloud

IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced a collaboration with Coriell Life Sciences, a provider of genetic analysis at point of care, and CareKinesis, Inc., a Medication Risk Mitigation® pharmacy services firm, to bring personalized medicine to the elderly based on analyzing and storing genetic data in a secure cloud environment.