After garnering a CLIA-certified clinical laboratory through its purchase of Navigenics last week, Life Technologies wasted no time jumping into the molecular diagnostics space.

This week, the life sciences tools vendor announced it would acquire Pinpoint Genomics in order to get its hands on a prognostic test that can identify which early-stage non-small cell lung cancer patients are at high risk for experiencing disease progression during the five-year window after surgical resection of their tumors.

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