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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Swift Biosciences and Fluxion Biosciences have teamed up to develop a clinical oncology research workflow designed to detect somatic mutations from patient blood samples.

The jointly developed workflow uses Fluxion's IsoFlux system for circulating tumor cell enrichment along with Swift's Accel-Amplicon technology.

IsoFlux enriches rare tumor cells circulating in the blood using a combination of epithelial and mesenchymal markers, and delivers them at high purity for molecular analysis.

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Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.

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