Konica Minolta Moves into Precision Medicine

Science is turning away from standardized treatment now that there is an understanding of how an individual’s genetic make up affects its response to different treatment. It is no surprise then, that drug development companies are looking to become top dogs in precision medicine. (“Precision medicine” is defined by the National Institutes of Health as medical care designed to optimize efficiency or therapeutic benefit for particular groups of patients, especially by using genetic or molecular profiling.) Success in precision medicine is dependent upon biomarkers that lend insight into a therapy’s efficacy. One simply cannot exist without the other, and for this reason,... Read More »

Ambry Genetics Completes Itself with Progeny

Privately held Ambry Genetics, a clinical genetic diagnostics laboratory, wasn’t joking around when it acquired Progeny Software, LLC on April 1. Progeny Software has spent the last 15 years enhancing its software to manage all types of genetic data, from pedigrees, providing genotype management and analysis, or providing a full laboratory information management system (LIMS). The combination, for an undisclosed price, gives Ambry the ammo to call itself a complete genetics services company “on the forefront of personalized medicine.” Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Read More »