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Invivoscribe Announces Long-Term Collaboration Agreement with Illumina and Plans Release of NGS-based IVD Assay Kits

Invivoscribe® Technologies Inc., an international company with decades of experience providing clonality and biomarker test solutions for the fields of oncology, personalized molecular diagnostics® and personalized molecular medicine®, announces today its long-term collaboration agreement with Illumina® Inc., to develop and commercialize in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays for the next-generation sequencing (NGS) MiSeqDx® platform. This agreement allows Invivoscribe to bring IVD assays through the FDA, together with the associated bioinformatics software, for sale and distribution in the US.

QIAGEN Launches Streamlined Bioinformatics for RNA Sequencing of Liquid Biopsies

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) recently announced introduction of its unique RNA-seq Explorer Solution, a bioinformatics-driven approach to analysis and interpretation of “omics” data from liquid biopsy-based research. RNA-seq Explorer Solution is a new tool which integrates Ingenuity® Pathway Analysis™, Biomedical Genomics Workbench® and other QIAGEN bioinformatics solutions to generate clear insights for research into improved detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The solution will be demonstrated at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

QIAGEN Expands Clinical Decision Support for NGS in Oncology Labs

QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced enhancements to its QIAGEN Clinical Insight® (QCI™) clinical decision support solution, which streamlines the annotation, interpretation and reporting of next-generation sequencing results (NGS) for clinical laboratories.

Regulus Achieves All Research Milestones in Collaboration with Biogen to Identify microRNA Biomarkers for Multiple Sclerosis

Regulus Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative medicines targeting microRNAs, announced today that it has earned a fourth milestone payment in its collaboration with Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) related to progress in the companies’ research collaboration to identify microRNAs as biomarkers for multiple sclerosis (“MS”). To earn the milestone, Regulus’ microMarkersSM division used its robust technology platform and bioinformatics expertise to analyze the treatment effects of a Biogen relapsing MS drug on circulating microRNA profiles previously identified by Regulus.

DNAnexus Partners With QIAGEN to Integrate Its Cloud Genomics Platform With Ingenuity Variant Analysis

DNAnexus Inc., the leader in cloud-based genome informatics and data management, today announced that QIAGEN, a leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions to transform biological materials into valuable molecular insights, has integrated the DNAnexus cloud genomics platform with Ingenuity Variant Analysis, QIAGEN’s leading variant interpretation solution. Researchers globally now have the ability to choose a sequencer independent, cloud-based solution for analyzing and interpreting their NGS data by uploading raw sequencing data into the scalable DNAnexus cloud platform and seamlessly generating uniquely actionable biological insights through QIAGEN’s Ingenuity Variant Analysis.