NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Uppsala BIO today announced an agreement with Roche to support a project aimed at developing a new technology for detecting circulating tumor cells.

Liquid Biopsy, a spinout of the Karolinska Institute, is developing a method based on cancer cell-specific flow properties that could provide "a much better basis for early detection, choice of treatment, and follow-up" for cancer than is currently available, Uppsala BIO said.

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