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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biodesix said today that it has acquired Seattle-based Integrated Diagnostics.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition adds Indi's XL2 lung cancer test to Biodesix's portfolio. A second generation technology of what was previously called Xpresys Lung, the XL2 test measures two protein markers in the blood, which, combined with other pathologic and clinical factors, can improve the identification of cancers in individuals who have had a lung nodule detected via imaging.

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