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Illumina expands in China with cancer Dx deal

Illumina is joining forces with China's Amoy Diagnostics to create next-generation sequencing cancer tests for the Chinese clinical market, expanding its footprint in the country while strengthening its commitment to developing innovative technology for the disease.

Illumina launches solid tumor sequencing panel aimed at Big Pharma researchers

Ilumina kicked off commercialization of its next-generation solid tumor sequencing panel to help researchers identify 15 commonly mutated genes in samples.

OraSure reels in $7.2M from HHS for rapid Ebola test

OraSure Technologies scored an additional $7.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA) for its rapid Ebola test, building on a $10.4 million contract that it signed with BARDA in June 2015.

Dako to develop companion diagnostic for Pfizer and Merck KGaA's joint cancer candidate

Pharma bigwigs Merck KGaA and Pfizer announced they are collaborating with Dako to develop a companion diagnostic to accompany their investigational immune checkpoint inhibiting candidate in the fight against cancer.

Quest and Inovalon launch patient analytics tool for healthcare providers

Quest Diagnostics has been working hard to diversify its offerings, beefing up its presence in diagnostics as it delivers on plans for growth. In its latest move, the company is teaming up with health IT outfit Inovalon to roll out a cloud-based analytics platform for healthcare providers.


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Chalk up another approval for Merck & Co.'s Keytruda. And it's a significant one, as it fights for market share against Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo in the PD-1/PD-L1 field. The FDA Friday gave an accelerated approval for Keytruda for use on advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Opdivo is awaiting an accelerated approval.


GlaxoSmithKline is pinning its hopes on consumer health, a unit whose margins it expects to see at 20% by 2020. But just how does it expect to get there?