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by Josh Forsythe, on April 13, 2018

One of America’s greatest inventors, Thomas Edison, didn’t invent the light bulb. The technology already existed, and he merely accelerated its adoption by optimizing it and later developing a system to deliver it.  He knew that going from the spark of one light bulb filament to powering homes and factories would require not only the right technology but the right approach.  

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 12, 2018

PierianDx, the leading genomics technology company that enables precision medicine, announced today at the annual meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)  a series of enhanced germline testing features for the company’s enterprise informatics software platform.

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 11, 2018

PierianDx named Chris Callahan as the new Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate adoption and expansion of the company’s enterprise informatics software platform, the Clinical Genomics WorkSpace (CGW). Chris will report to PierianDx CEO Rakesh Nagarjan, M.D., Ph.D., and oversee customer success, sales, marketing, and business development.

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 10, 2018

Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths worldwide than any other disease. In 2015 alone, nearly 18 million people died from cardiovascular disease. And according to the World Health Organization, most cardiovascular disease can be prevented or successfully treated by eliminating risk factors such as smoking and tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity. [1]

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 6, 2018

PierianDx, the leading clinical genomics technology company that enables precision medicine, announced today that TriCore Reference Laboratories will utilize the company’s Clinical Genomics WorkSpace™ (CGW) platform, the industry’s leading integrated workspace for genomic analytics, classification, interpretation and reporting. TriCore will join more than 50 other customers who benefit from shared interpretations in the PierianDx KnowledgeSpace, a knowledgebase comprised of millions of biomedical findings that are continually updated.

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 6, 2018

Flashback: the Human Genome Project was launched in 1990 by Nobel Laureate, Dr. James Watson, at the NIH (National Institutes of Health). All told, sequencing the first human genome took 13 years and cost between $500 million and  $1 billion. Although exciting, the initiative attracted its share of critics who described the initiative as “nearly impossible,” and “un-thought-out science,” because it was behind schedule and over budget from the start, not to mention that it would generate a vast amount of “uninterpretable and useless data.” [1]

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 5, 2018

In case you missed it, PierianDx customer, Inova, is launching a joint study with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to “re-engineer” genomics. The study, called the Genomic Ascertainment Cohort (TGAC), launched in early March, will collect the genomes of 10,00 people, and then use analytics to predict phenotypic outcomes using genes and gene variants identified in the genomes. [1]

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by Josh Forsythe, on April 3, 2018

The drive to deliver precision medicine has galvanized many hospitals to in-source next generation sequencing (NGS) testing. Yet for hospital labs just getting started, the process can be overwhelming. They must build the business case for bringing test in-house and devise effective reimbursement strategies. At the same time, they must fully understand and learn to navigate Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) College of American Pathologists (CAP) guidelines and build workflows and an ecosystem that can support their sample volumes now and into the future.

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by Josh Forsythe, on March 28, 2018

Life gets better when we enter our "golden years" and retire, doesn’t it?  Not necessarily. Because we are living longer, we face the possibility of living with an age-related chronic disease. Cancer, diabetes, and heart disease top the list of conditions we have the potential to acquire as we age.

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by Josh Forsythe, on March 26, 2018

The Moffitt Morsani Molecular Laboratory, located within the Moffitt Cancer Center, announced today that it has launched a new clinical NGS assay, Solid Tumor Actionable Result, or STAR. STAR is based off of the Illumina TruSight Tumor 170 panel that interrogates 170 genes thought to be drivers in the development of solid tumors.

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by Josh Forsythe, on March 26, 2018

PierianDx will be highlighting germline features of its genomics technology platform the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) annual meeting April 10-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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by Josh Forsythe, on March 23, 2018

When CMS initiated a national coverage analysis for NGS-based testing for advanced cancer on November 30, 2017, it stirred up a lot of debate among the leaders in precision medicine, and more specifically, PierianDx’s partner network of academic medical centers, cancer centers and health systems. For our customers, and essential community cancer centers that have CLIA-certified laboratories providing validated laboratory developed NGS-based tests, the proposed policy would supersede existing local coverage policies for most of those tests and limit Medicare beneficiaries’ access to a single test.

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