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Epic Sciences Receives CAP Accreditation

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epic Sciences announced today that its San Diego laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

Epic markets a platform it calls "no cell left behind," which isolates circulating tumor cells in an unbiased manner, allowing downstream analyses of single CTCs using genomic, proteomic, and morphologic approaches.

CAP accreditation is designed to ensure a high standard of care for the laboratory testing of patient samples. As part of the process, CAP inspectors examine a lab's records and quality control of procedures, as well staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety records, and overall management.

Epic Sciences said it has analyzed more than 10,000 blood samples from cancer patients and that its technology is being used in more than 58 active clinical trials.

The company received CLIA certification for its lab in early 2015.