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The firm is now launching the test in Europe, supported by results from a multicenter prospective study showing high sensitivity in detecting bladder cancer.

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The company had encouraging results for its breast cancer tests and provided an update on the development of its bladder cancer test.

The Xpert Bladder Cancer Monitor test for the GeneXpert system has a high negative predictive value and provides results non-invasively in about 90 minutes.

The urine-based test combines massively parallel sequencing with proprietary error-reducing technology developed at Johns Hopkins.

The University of Minnesota's Shilpa Gupta will work with Biocept on a study aimed at providing clinical support for the use of the firm's PD-L1 and AR tests.

In the second half of the year, the firm plans to introduce a urine-based bladder cancer test and achieve sales growth between 30 and 50 percent.  

The company plans to launch its first bladder cancer test in the second half of the year, and is in the early stages of validating a third test for prostate cancer.

The test may help identify patients most likely to respond to Roche's new metastatic urothelial cancer drug Tecentriq, the FDA said.

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