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The company began offering testing to clinicians in the first quarter of this year and expects volume to grow significantly over the next several months.
Researchers are making improvements to viral-DNA detection methods and are exploring applications not just for screening but also disease monitoring.
The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.
The company — develops tests for the early detection of cancer and other diseases in whole blood — is targeting C$3.7 million in a private placement financing round.
In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.
By comparing viruses in parts of China with or without endemic EBV-associated nasal cancers, researchers narrowed in on two viral variants associated with increased cancer risk.
Take2 Health plans to launch an nasopharyngeal carcinoma early detection test in the next several months in Hong Kong and southern China.
Take2 was founded by Chinese University of Hong Kong researchers and will commercialize a cell-free DNA test for early cancer detection.
Quest, the largest private, independent medical laboratory in Singapore, will now be able to offer Lucence's menu of liquid biopsy tests to its patients.
The NGS-based test improves on a previous PCR-based version and detects circulating DNA from Epstein Barr virus that is shed from cancer cells.
Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.
Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.
The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.
In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.