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Thermo Fisher’s blood test for Ara h 6 approved

Jan. 28, 2019—Thermo Fisher’s ImmunoCAP Specific IgE blood test for Ara h 6, part of a line of assays for detecting specific peanut allergen components, has been cleared by the FDA for in vitro diagnostic use. The test is designed to help allergists and other medical providers better predict which patients may be at risk for life-threatening sensitization to Ara ...

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Thermo Fisher acquires IntegenX, 5/18

May 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired IntegenX, a forensic DNA testing firm. IntegenX products include the RapidHIT platforms, software analysis tools, and related consumables that are compatible with Thermo Fisher’s short tandem repeat chemistries for human identification.

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Thermo Fisher inks deal to expand Oncomine Dx

May 4, 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed agreements with Daiichi Sankyo and Takeda Pharmaceuticals designed to expand the clinical utility of the Oncomine Dx Target Test in support of clinical trials and drug development programs at the Japanese companies. The agreements will focus on validating additional biomarkers and gene variants on the test. Under the terms of the agreements, Thermo ...

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Thermo Fisher expands Oncomine portfolio, 4/18

April 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has expanded its Oncomine portfolio with two assays for liquid biopsy and immuno-oncology for clinical research. The company also announced its next-generation Ion AmpliSeq HD technology. The Ion Torrent Oncomine Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay enables reproducible detection and analysis of tumor DNA and RNA across all major classes of somatic mutations (SNVs, indels, CNVs, and fusions) from a single vial of blood, with as little as 1 ng of nucleic acid input, within two days.

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Thermo Fisher unveils line of NGS instruments, 3/18

March 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, a line of benchtop next-generation sequencing instruments that provides flexibility and scalability enabled by five Ion S5 chips, including the new Ion 550 chip, on a single platform. Research applications include cancer, inherited disease, and microbial and infectious diseases.

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DNA purification reagents, 2/18

February 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific released its MagMax DNA Multi-Sample Ultra 2.0 reagents, which provide genetic testing companies, labs, and service providers with high-throughput DNA extraction from blood, saliva, buffy coat, and buccal swabs. The next-generation reagents can purify DNA from 96 samples in 45 minutes on Thermo Scientific KingFisher instruments using a simplified protocol for either small- or large-volume sample input.

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IIlumina’s iSeq 100, Thermo Fisher agreement

Jan. 11, 2018—Illumina announced Tuesday the launch of its iSeq 100 Sequencing System, a next-generation sequencing system that aims to deliver exceptional data accuracy at a low capital cost—the U.S. list price is $19,900. The system combines the company’s sequencing by synthesis chemistry and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor detection technology and represents an entirely different configuration, the company said. “The addition of ...

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