Seegene and BD team up for PCR testing; Soon-Shiong's NantOmics nabs proteomics Dx lab;

> Seegene and Becton, Dickinson and Company's ($BDX) BD Life Sciences unit are collaborating to develop real-time PCR tests for BD's molecular diagnostics platform. Statement

> Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's molecular diagnostic company NantOmics is snatching up proteomics diagnostic lab OncoPlex Diagnostics to gain ground in cancer testing. More

> Illumina ($ILMN) is teaming up with molecular diagnostics outfit Asuragen to develop sequencing-based companion diagnostics for biotech and pharma partners. Statement

> Texas-based True Health Diagnostics won its $37.1 million bid for bankrupt Health Diagnostics Laboratory. Story

> The U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS) unveiled a new initiative to accelerate cancer diagnosis for patients. Article

And Finally… Taking a big-data approach to genomics could speed up diagnosis for patients with rare diseases, according to some experts in the field. Story