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Biocartis and Amgen Sign a RAS Biomarker Testing Collaboration in Europe

Biocartis Group NV (‘Biocartis’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), recently announced the signing of a new collaboration agreement with Amgen, a leading biotechnology company. The new agreement, which builds on the existing collaboration between both companies announced on 3 February 20161, aims at accelerating access to RAS biomarker information in up to 10 European countries.

IntegraGen Announces Publication of Study with Biomarker Associated with Survival in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Treated with Drug Therapy

IntegraGen, a leading player in the development and marketing of molecular diagnostic testing in oncology and autism, recently announced the publication of a study in Clinical Cancer Research which reports on the ability of the microRNA (miRNA) miR-31-3p to predict progression-free survival in KRAS wild-type (WT) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients treated with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies.

Sysmex Inostics GmbH to Collaborate with Merck KGaA to Develop and Commercialize a Blood-Based RAS Biomarker Test for Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Sysmex Inostics, a subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, recently announced a collaboration agreement with Merck through its biopharmaceutical division Merck Serono, for the development and commercialization of a RAS kit for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

New Global Initiative Aims to Improve Patient Outcomes in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, recently announced the formation of the global Oncology Partnership and Education Network (OPEN). This global initiative, supported by Merck Serono, brings together a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders involved with the management of cancer to help improve patient care. Focusing on metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) as its first priority, OPEN aims to reinforce the important role biomarker testing has in personalizing care in mCRC. The launch of OPEN coincides with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in many countries.

IntegraGen Collaborating with New EPOC Study Investigators to Validate Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Biomarker

IntegraGen, a leading player in the development and marketing of molecular diagnostic testing in oncology and autism, recently announced a collaboration with investigators from the New EPOC study to validate the oncology biomarker hsa-miR-31-3p, a microRNA whose expression has been shown to be a predictor of progression free survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with anti-EGFR therapy.