NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oncology screening company Exact Sciences said it is seeking “strategic alternatives for the business,” which could include merging with or being bought by another company.
 
Marlborough, Mass.-based Exact, which has a license and marketing agreement with Laboratory Corporation of American for the sale of a colorectal cancer screening test, said today it has retained investment banking firm Leerink Swan to help it evaluate opportunities.
 

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