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Affymetrix and XRGenomics LTD to Collaborate on Development of a New Generation of Diagnostic Tests for Age-Related Diseases

Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) and XRGenomics LTD, a UK based biotechnology company, announced today that they will collaborate on research and development of a new generation of diagnostic tests for age-related diseases. Over 50% of healthcare costs are spent on those aged 65 and older and according to the G8 Summit 2013, age-related diseases could bankrupt Western medicine by 2050. New solutions are required to deliver efficient and effective care.

NanoString Introduces Novel Gene Expression Panel for Immuno-Oncology Research

NanoString Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ:NSTG) a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, recently announced the introduction of a new highly multiplexed gene expression panel for the nCounter® Analysis System, the PanCancer Immune Profiling Panel. This novel panel will enable researchers to create profiles of the human immune response in all cancer types, potentially accelerating the discovery and development of drugs, therapies and predictive biomarker signatures for immunotherapy treatment response.

Almac Validates Novel Test for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Almac Group Ltd.’s Diagnostics Business Unit recently announced the validated results of the ALM AADx assay, a gene expression test that identifies a subgroup of high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) patients that have a good prognosis following standard of care chemotherapy.

NanoString Technologies Introduces Novel PanCancer Gene Expression Panel for Multiplexed Pathway Analysis

NanoString Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ:NSTG) a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, recently announced the launch of the nCounter® PanCancer Pathways Panel, a highly-multiplexed, digital gene expression assay that offers a unique way for translational researchers to investigate cancer biology across all major cancer pathways. The company made the announcement at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in San Diego.

Gentris Corporation Launches Next Generation Human Transcriptome Array

Gentris Corporation (www.gentris.com), a global leader in pharmacogenomics and biorepository solutions, recently announced that it is expanding its genomic biomarker offering with the launch of Affymetrix GeneChip(R) Human Transcriptome Array (HTA) services. The GeneChip(R) HTA is a high resolution microarray for gene expression that is designed to empower next-generation expression profiling studies. The new array goes beyond gene-level expression profiling by providing the coverage and accuracy required to detect all known transcript isoforms produced by a gene.