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Nicox and Sequenom Announce the Launch of Expanded Access to RetnaGene Test Portfolio in the U.S.

Nicox S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris: COX), the international ophthalmic company, and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ:SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, recently announced that Nicox’s subsidiary, Nicox Inc. is launching expanded access to Sequenom Laboratories’ RetnaGene™ portfolio of laboratory-developed genetic tests in the United States (U.S.). The RetnaGene portfolio includes RetnaGene AMD and RetnaGene LR, specialized genetic tests, which assess an individual’s risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Assurex Health Launches Comprehensive Genetic-Based Test to Help Clinicians Select Pain Medications for Patients

Assurex Health, Inc. recently announced a significant expansion of its GeneSight® Analgesic test.  The expanded test gives clinicians a multi-gene pharmacogenomics tool to guide medication decisions for patients with acute or chronic pain using patients’ own genetic profiles to help determine their potential response to 22 medications across four relevant medication classes: opioids, NSAIDs, muscle relaxants, and opioid dependency.

Horizon Discovery and Transgenomic Announce Collaboration for Validation Control and Development of Genetic Diagnostic Tests

Transgenomic, Inc. (OTCBB: TBIO), a global biotechnology company advancing personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through diagnostic tests as well as clinical and research services, and Horizon Discovery Ltd. (Horizon), a leading provider of research tools to support translational genomics and the development of personalized medicines, recently announced they have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop improved genetic diagnostic tests incorporating state of the art controls. The collaboration will enable Transgenomic to transition from the use of plasmid-derived controls, to Horizon’s Quantitative Molecular Reference Standards for all of its existing assays, and for any new assays developed in future.

Quest Diagnostics Introduces Comprehensive Opioid Therapy Genetic Test Based on CYP450 Biomarker License with Transgenomic

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently announced the availability of a new lab-developed genetic test to aid the delivery of personalized opioid pain-relieving treatment. It is believed to be the first clinical lab to offer testing for variants in all cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genes known to influence the CYP450 enzyme system, which affects metabolism of opioids and other medications.

Quest Diagnostics Introduces Comprehensive Opioid Therapy Genetic Test Based on CYP450 Biomarker License with Transgenomic

Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, recently announced the availability of a new lab-developed genetic test to aid the delivery of personalized opioid pain-relieving treatment. It is believed to be the first clinical lab to offer testing for variants in all cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genes known to influence the CYP450 enzyme system, which affects metabolism of opioids and other medications.