This article has been updated from a previous version to include information on $10 million in financing that the company raised in July.
 
With a dwindling cash position and investor concerns over an unpaid $35.7 million settlement owed to CombiMatrix, the company announced this week that it is developing a microRNA-based screening test for cancer at multiple organ sites that could play in a potential $12 billion market.
 

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