Originally published Oct. 26.

By Turna Ray

Continuing to aggrandize its presence in the personalized medicine space, GE Healthcare announced plans last week to scoop up Clarient for around $580 million.

The acquisition gives GE access to an array of molecular tests in oncology, a clinical laboratory for providing diagnostic services, and markers that can lead to the development of companion diagnostics for therapies treating leukemia, as well as breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers.

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