NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Epic Sciences has raised $30 million in a Series C round of private financing that it will use to support development of its circulating tumor cell analysis platform.

The San Diego-based firm is developing a circulating rare cell analysis platform with a particular focus on developing products and services to detect CTCs in cancer. It plans to market molecular diagnostic tests that rapidly quantify proteomic and genomic changes that occur over time during the treatment of a patient's cancer from a minimally invasive liquid biopsy.

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