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Inivata Achieves Major Milestone with Draft Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for InVisionFirst™-Lung Liquid Biopsy Test

Draft Coverage Supports the Use of InVisionFirst-Lung for Aiding in the Management of Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer  Research Triangle Park, NC and Cambridge, UK, September 13, 2018 -- Inivata, a leader in liquid biopsy, today announces that Palmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor that  evaluates diagnostic technology through its laboratory technology assessment group, MolDx, has published a draft local coverage determination (LCD) for the InVisionFirst-Lung test. The draft LCD recommends coverage for InVisionFirst-Lung to aid clinicians in treatment decisions for CMS members fighting advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Approximately 222,500 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in the US during 2018 with 80% to 85% being NSCLC.[i],[ii]  The disease is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Using traditional tissue biopsies to diagnose and analyze the disease involves a highly invasive procedure which carries signifi ...

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Diamond Pharma Services provided EU regulatory support to Kite Pharma Inc.

'A Diamond does not start out polished and shining, but with enough pressure, hard work and time it becomes brilliant'
Kite Pharma secures breakthrough European positive opinion for CAR-T cell cancer therapy.

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Heart disease stem cell therapy can shrink deadly scar tissue

UK trial for breakthrough cardiac treatment that can 'fix' the damage caused by heart attacks

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Oxford MEStar announce the lauch of measure Bowel Health - a DIY digital home test to detect signs of bowel cancer

measure Bowel Health is an affordable DIY Bowel Health Test that combines ease of use with cutting edge technology. measure is fast, hygienic and discreet and it works by detecting low-level bleeding invisible to the human eye that may be an early sign of gastrointestinal disease, including cancer and stomach ulcers

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Cello Health announces launch of new business Cello Health Logic

Cello Health has today announced the launch of their new social media insight and analytics business, Cello Health Logic. The business, born out of Cello Health Insight’s dedicated digital division, aims to meet the need for pharmaceutical and healthcare clients to tap into and better understand the huge volume of real-world conversational data that has the potential to drive strategic decision making.

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Wickham Laboratories Article on Endotoxin Detection Methods Published by Pharmaceutical Technology Europe

Wickham Laboratories is pleased to announce the publication of a technical editorial “Comparing Endotoxin Detection Methods” which is featured in Pharmaceutical Technology Europe’s November 2017 issue.

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Examination of Non-sterile Products: Application Note Published in European Pharmaceutical Review

Wickham Laboratories is pleased to announce their most recent Application Note, “Examination of Non-sterile Products: Tests for Specified Microorganisms” which is featured in the December 2017 issue of European Pharmaceutical Review.

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Arecor Announces Successful Vaccine Stabilising Formulation Technology to More Effectively Combat Two Major Diseases of Livestock in the Developing World

Arecor and its partner, non-profit company, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed), have successfully stabilised liquid formulations of vaccines to combat two major diseases of livestock across the developing world including Africa, Asia and the Middle East In this work, the ArestatTM technology has been applied to enable a vaccine to be distributed pre-prepared in a liquid format without the requirement for in-field reconstitution from the freeze-dried powder form ArestatTM technology has also been applied to reduce the cost of a batch of vaccine diluent by 96 per cent., thereby improving its distribution and uptake by farmers Arecor’s formulation technology work has been supported by Innovate UK through UK aid of the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Cambridge, UK., 8th December 2017: Arecor Ltd (“the Company”),  a leader in developing superior biopharmaceuticals through the application of an innovative formulation technology ...

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Ipsen get £22m investment in Wrexham

Ipsen, a global biotech group, has announced a £22m investment and recruitment drive for scientists for their base in Wrexham.

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AMSBIO has announced a new range of CD47-relevant products suitable for rapid high throughput screening studies.

 The new AMSBIO CD47 protein kits are supplied as pairs of products that can be easily adapted to ELISA, AlphaLISA™ and MSD platforms to facilitate rapid and easy screening of the neutralizing compound.

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