By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Established diagnostics firms such as Roche and Abbott can have the batch processing market, as far as Biocartis is concerned. The Swiss-based start-up has its eyes on the decentralized molecular diagnostics space.

In February, Biocartis acquired Royal Philips Electronics' molecular diagnostic platform, and is now in the process of building it out in expectations of a late-2012 launch.

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