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MiRagen raises $40.7 million, goes public with Signal Genetics merger

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BOULDER — Clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company MiRagen Therapeutics Inc. has completed its merger with a publicly traded California company, raising $40.7 million in private equity financing just prior to the deal. MiRagen begins trading Tuesday on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol “MGEN.” 

Aytu BioScience Provides Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Business Update and Financial Results

Friday, February 10, 2017

Aytu BioScience, Inc. (AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today provided an overview of its business and growth strategy, as well as its financial results, for the second quarter of fiscal 2017, ended December 31, 2016. The Company will host a live conference call and webcast today at 4:30 p.m. ET, details are provided at the end of this press release. 

Biodesix GeneStrat Liquid Biopsy Testing™ Now Includes ROS1 and RET Mutations

Thursday, February 02, 2017

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biodesix®, Inc. announced today that the GeneStrat® test, a liquid biopsy for patients with cancer, now includes ROS1 and RET in addition to EGFR sensitizing; EGFR resistance (T790M), KRAS, BRAF mutations; and EML4-ALK fusions. GeneStrat is a non-invasive blood test analyzing circulating tumor DNA and RNA. The test provides fast, highly sensitive results in 72 hours for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Ongoing clinical validation and concordance studies for the actionable mutations are summarized at http://www.biodesix.com/genestrat/?sc=pr

Physicians can utilize GeneStrat as part of the Biodesix Lung Reflex™ multi-omic, liquid biopsy testing strategy when reflexed to VeriStrat® proteomic testing, to identify more aggressive tumor growth and inform likely patient benefit from treatment. In 2016, nearly 80% of physicians who ordered GeneStrat chose to reflex to VeriStrat testing. The VeriStrat test and the genes tested in GeneStrat are covered by Medicare and many private payers.

 
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Cetya Therapeutics Announces Investment

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

$25,000 investment from Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development will advance oncology drug development 

National PKU Alliance partners with Baby Genes

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The National PKU Alliance (NPKUA) has partnered with Baby Genes Inc. to assist hundreds of people diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU) obtain simple and affordable access to mutation analysis of the PAH gene responsible for PKU. PKU is an inherited metabolic disorder that is diagnosed at birth through newborn screening. Baby Genes’ full gene sequencing technology provides accurate, efficient results identifying specific mutations associated with PKU. Test results will be made available in 96 hours after testing has started. Currently, access to mutation analysis is not standard of care in this rare disease. 

Clovis Oncology and Strata Oncology Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Enrollment in Rucaparib Prostate Cancer Development Program

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. & ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) and Strata Oncology, Inc. today announced an agreement to accelerate patient identification and enrollment for Clovis’ ongoing TRITON (Trial of Rucaparib in Prostate Indications) clinical trial program, which includes Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials of rucaparib in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, both of which are open for enrollment. 

Biodesix announces Clin-TOF successfully integrated into VeriStrat Workflow

Thursday, January 26, 2017

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Study results presented today demonstrate the feasibility of running the VeriStrat® test on Bioyong’s Clin-TOF platform, and provide a basis for validating and deploying a version of the VeriStrat® test in Greater China. The data were presented in a poster at the ninth annual conference of the Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL) in Palm Springs, California. 

Colorado BioScience Association welcomes nationally recognized thought leaders to address state’s medical device industry

Friday, January 20, 2017

DENVER – Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) highlights how changes in federal policy, major shifts in healthcare will impact the state’s thriving medical device industry as part of the annual CBSA Medical Device Symposium. Medical device sector policy discussions will cover the opportunities presented by proposed regulatory relief, corporate tax reform and the possible full repeal of the medical device excise tax under the new administration. 

ARCA biopharma Announces 150th Patient Randomized into the GENETIC-AF Phase 2B/3 Clinical Trial

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARCA biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABIO), a biopharmaceutical company applying a precision medicine approach to developing genetically-targeted therapies for cardiovascular diseases, today announced that the 150thpatient has been randomized into GENETIC-AF, a seamless Phase 2B/3 clinical trial evaluating GencaroTM (bucindolol hydrochloride) as a potential treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). 

NCH in Metro Chicago Joins CereScan Family to Help Patients with Head and Chronic Brain Injuries

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CereScan® has increased its functional brain imaging diagnostics network with the addition of Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) in Arlington Heights. Patients in the Midwest region who are suffering from lingering head and brain injuries may now use the nation’s leading provider of statistically measured brain diagnostics to understand the biological basis of their symptoms for a more direct path to treatment and recovery.