Sysmex, LabCorp collaborate on precision medicine in oncology

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sysmex, a Japanese healthcare company, and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), a Burlington, N.C.-based healthcare diagnostics company, have formed a collaboration focused on the development of blood-based molecular diagnostic tests to advance precision medicine in oncology. The collaboration combines Sysmex Inostics’ experience in the development of innovative blood-based diagnostic solutions with LabCorp’s experience in precision medicine through Covance Drug Development’s involvement in oncology clinical trials and an ability to commercialize clinically-relevant diagnostic tests through LabCorp Diagnostics as such applications are developed.

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Merck Serono, Sysmex Inostics open liquid biopsy RAS biomarker testing center

Friday, February 20, 2015

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical business of Merck, has announced the opening of the first liquid biopsy RAS biomarker testing center in Vall d’Hebron’s Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain, and initially will test patients as part of its research program. This is an important milestone in making the new liquid biopsy RAS test available to patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), and a significant step forward in Merck Serono’s collaboration with Sysmex Inostics, a Germany-based molecular diagnostic company.

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Sysmex acquires Inostics

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Privately-held biotech company Indivumed, based in Hamburg, Germany, has announced that Inostics and its Baltimore-based subsidiary have been sold to Sysmex, a developer and manufacturer of instruments, reagents and software needed for in-vitro diagnostics, headquartered in Japan.

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