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CMS extends coverage of Oncomine Dx test, 5/18

May 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific announced its Oncomine Dx Target Test has been approved for coverage by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as part of the agency’s national coverage determination for next-generation sequencing in vitro diagnostic tests.

Thermo Fisher acquires IntegenX, 5/18

May 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has acquired IntegenX, a forensic DNA testing firm. IntegenX products include the RapidHIT platforms, software analysis tools, and related consumables that are compatible with Thermo Fisher’s short tandem repeat chemistries for human identification.

Thermo Fisher inks deal to expand Oncomine Dx

May 4, 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed agreements with Daiichi Sankyo and Takeda Pharmaceuticals designed to expand the clinical utility …

Thermo Fisher expands Oncomine portfolio, 4/18

April 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific has expanded its Oncomine portfolio with two assays for liquid biopsy and immuno-oncology for clinical research. The company also announced its next-generation Ion AmpliSeq HD technology. The Ion Torrent Oncomine Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay enables reproducible detection and analysis of tumor DNA and RNA across all major classes of somatic mutations (SNVs, indels, CNVs, and fusions) from a single vial of blood, with as little as 1 ng of nucleic acid input, within two days.

Thermo Fisher unveils line of NGS instruments, 3/18

March 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the Ion GeneStudio S5 Series, a line of benchtop next-generation sequencing instruments that provides flexibility and scalability enabled by five Ion S5 chips, including the new Ion 550 chip, on a single platform. Research applications include cancer, inherited disease, and microbial and infectious diseases.

DNA purification reagents, 2/18

February 2018—Thermo Fisher Scientific released its MagMax DNA Multi-Sample Ultra 2.0 reagents, which provide genetic testing companies, labs, and service providers with high-throughput DNA extraction from blood, saliva, buffy coat, and buccal swabs. The next-generation reagents can purify DNA from 96 samples in 45 minutes on Thermo Scientific KingFisher instruments using a simplified protocol for either small- or large-volume sample input.

IIlumina’s iSeq 100, Thermo Fisher agreement

Jan. 11, 2018—Illumina announced Tuesday the launch of its iSeq 100 Sequencing System, a next-generation sequencing system that aims to …

LabCorp, Cancer Genetics join Thermo Fisher program, 12/17

December 2017—LabCorp and Cancer Genetics have signed agreements with Thermo Fisher Scientific to join the Next-Generation Sequencing Companion Dx Center of Excellence Program. Each laboratory will participate in oncology-focused clinical trials in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies and Thermo Fisher.

Cell washer, 11/17

November 2017—The CW3 Cell Washer, from Thermo Scientific, is an FDA-cleared, fully automated, high-performance cell washer designed to enable precise, thorough, reproducible, and rapid blood cell washing of up to 24 tubes in a three-minute run.

Thermo Scientific leakproof vials, 10/17

October 2017—Thermo Scientific Samco Clicktainer leakproof vials have been developed to provide sample protection and user safety by enabling correct cap application. The vials are designed for the secure collection and handling of fluid, solid, and powder samples, including urine, sputum, and stool specimens; the lid-lock design makes them ideal for the secure transport of clinical, research, and forensic samples.