The biggest obstacle to getting his company’s microarrays into the clinical diagnostic realm is getting people to believe, said Gordon Janko, chief executive officer of Biocept.

“The array market itself has not really, in regards to clinical diagnostic[s], attained the precision and accuracy that is needed,” Janko told BioArray News. In this market, “you have to have sensitivity and specificity of in [the realm of] 99.5 percent.”

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