By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In the midst of a $5 million financing round, microfluidics company Biocept is looking to launch its first diagnostic test, as it embarks on "redefining what a circulating tumor cell is."

Thirteen years after its founding, and following changes in its technology focus and other adaptations, the company plans to soon launch its first diagnostic test, directed at breast cancer, Biocept President and CEO Stephen Coutts told GenomeWeb Daily News.

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