Ventana Medical Systems

Ventana, Quintiles ink agreement for companion diagnostic services in China

Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:00 AM

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, has inked a new agreement with Quintiles to offer College of American Pathology (CAP) standard companion diagnostic testing services in China for pharmaceutical and biotech companies conducting early phase clinical trials. China is one of the only countries in the world that requires all patient samples be tested in China, even those used in clinical trials.

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Ventana, MedImmune collaborate for immunotherapy clinical trials

Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:30 AM

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, and MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, are jointly developing a PD-L1 (SP263) immunohistochemistry assay to enroll patients in clinical trials for MedImmune's MEDI4736 anti-PD-L1 therapy for non-small cell lung carcinoma. This includes the recently commenced MEDI4736 ATLANTIC trial that only will enroll patients who express PD-L1 as determined by the VENTANA assay.

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CAP-ASCCP make recommendations to stadardize histopathologic terminology, guide optimal biomarker use

Monday, September 10, 2012 10:17 AM

A working group from the Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology (LAST) Standardization Project, an interdisciplinary project led by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), has published consensus recommendations to standardize the histopathologic terminology for squamous epithelial lesions of the lower anogenital tract associated with human papillomavirus and to guide optimal biomarker use, according to Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group.

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Seattle Genetics, Millennium, Ventana collaborate on companion diagnostic test for Adcetris

Friday, April 13, 2012 12:37 PM

Seattle Genetics and Millennium, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical, have formed a collaboration with Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, through which Ventana will seek to develop, manufacture and commercialize a molecular companion diagnostic test with the goal of identifying patients who might respond to treatment with Adcetris based on CD30 expression levels in their tissue specimens.

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Ventana receives FDA clearance for Ki-67 (30-9) image analysis

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 06:06 AM

The FDA has granted Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, 510(k) clearance for its Ventana Companion Algorithm Ki-67 (30-9) image analysis application used with the Ventana iScan Coreo Au scanner running Virtuoso software.

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Bayer, Ventana collaborate on test for personalized cancer therapy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:05 PM

Bayer Pharma has collaborated with Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, to develop a molecular companion diagnostic test to identify patients most likely to benefit from a novel Bayer antibody-drug conjugate (ADC).

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Roche names president of Ventana Medical Systems

Monday, August 1, 2011 12:09 PM

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, has named Mara Aspinall president. Aspinall will begin her new role at Ventana in September 2011.

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Roche to acquire mtm laboratories

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 01:05 PM

Ventana Medical Systems, a member of the Roche Group, has said Roche will acquire 100% of mtm laboratories, a privately-held company based in Heidelberg, Germany. mtm is a global developer in vitro diagnostics with a focus on early detection and diagnosis of cervical cancer, the largest early detection market in oncology. mtm will become part of Roche's Tissue Diagnostics (Ventana Medical Systems) business unit. Roche will pay mtm shareholders an upfront payment of approximately $180 million as well as up to approximately $85 million upon reaching performance-related milestones.

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