NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Having just secured $2 million in seed funding from Oncolys Biopharma, University of Pennsylvania spinout Liquid Biotech will continue refining its proprietary circulating tumor cell (CTC) identification and isolation technology with the goal of making it available for research use as early as mid-2016.

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