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Interpace Diagnostics

The new name better reflects its business model combining MDx testing with the drug discovery and development services business it acquired from Cancer Genetics.

Cancer Genetics announced its planned merger with NovellusDx in September 2018, but scuttled the deal with the Israeli company a few months later.

The firm said that the second tranche is part of the financing provided by Ampersand Capital for the $23.5 million acquisition of Cancer Genetics' biopharma business earlier this year.

When used together, ThyGeNext and ThyraMir combine next-generation sequencing of an individual's DNA and RNA along with a microRNA classifier.

Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary Interpace BioPharma will perform services worldwide, while Genecast will offer the services in China.

The company missed the analysts' average estimates on the top and bottom lines, but it raised its full-year 2019 revenue guidance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's members will able to access Interpace's tests on an in-network basis, which will limit their out-of-pocket expenses.

Blue Shield of California's members will be able to access Interpace's tests on an in-network basis, which will limit their out-of-pocket expenses.

SelectHealth's physicians will be able to use Interpace's ThyGeNext and ThyraMir assays to test questionable thyroid nodules for thyroid cancer.

The groups will use Helomics' artificial intelligence-based platform to develop tools to provide predictive therapeutic recommendations for ovarian and thyroid cancers.

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