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Roche's Ventana helped shape ASU's new Dx master's degree program

Roche's Ventana Medical Systems is linking up with Arizona State University to launch a diagnostics-focused master's degree professional program at the school.

Two French and U.K. Dx companies plan to merge

Cambridge, U.K.-based Lab21, which focuses on personalized medicine and clinical diagnostics, plans to become a subsidiary of Paris-based Novacyt, which makes cytology diagnostic tests and tools for various cancers.

In a first, Immucor wins FDA approval for a blood transfusion molecular Dx test

FDA officials approved the Georgia company's gene-based test to determine red blood cell types during transfusions.

Adaptive Biotechnologies grabs $105M from a single investor to boost its immune system test

Seattle's Adaptive Biotechnologies has pulled in $105 million from Viking Global Investors to finish off combined Series C and D rounds. The cash infusion will expand the commercial reach of the company's immunosequencing tech to help diagnose and treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders.

Diagnostic Biochips is pursuing angel funding for a microchip brain implant

Maryland's Diagnostic Biochips is pursuing a $1.5 million round of angel funding to advance development of a microchip brain implant that would be more precise than an MRI in gathering diagnostic data and less invasive than a blood test.

One Brazilian Dx giant gets new majority shareholders, and another may be sold

Two of the biggest players in Brazil's diagnostics industry are likely to confront major changes in the coming months--both worth noting as global competitors seek to enter one of the largest emerging markets around.

ResearchDx pushes into the Middle East for diagnostics development

ResearchDx, one of the few outfits devoted to contract test making, has extended its operation to include the Middle East, a region the company said is home to a growing biotech market.

Important note for readers: FierceBiomarkers is now FierceDiagnostics

Starting this January, FierceBiomarkers is merging with its sister publication, FierceDiagnostics. FierceDiagnostics will retain its name and brand, but coverage will expand to include the use of biomarkers as they relate to the broader diagnostics industry.

New Hologic CEO pledges to grow, and not sell, the women's health Dx company

Hologic now has a fresh CEO and two added board members, thanks to the machinations of activist investor Carl Icahn. But the new leader of the Massachusetts company known for women-focused diagnostic medical imaging and surgical products insists growth is a much bigger priority over a sale, at least for now.

U.K. team speeds brain cancer diagnostic process

Researchers have come up with an affordable, quick and accurate way to diagnose brain cancer in a fraction of the time that current technology allows. The early results are promising enough that they've patented their new approach.