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NEW YORK – 2019 was a busy year for circulating tumor cell (CTC) capture and detection, as academic and commercial groups continued to develop novel techniques to extract and purify CTCs for diagnosing several cancers, and accelerated their efforts to bring these technologies to the clinic.

Notably, companies are increasingly exploring CTC capture methods alongside circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) purification and analysis tools to distinguish themselves from the crowded ctDNA detection space and potentially unlock additional liquid biopsy applications.

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