NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epigenomics announced today that Swiss Life will provide insurance coverage for the firm's Epi proColon 2.0 colorectal cancer test as part of a preventive health program in France.

Swiss Life, France's third-largest private health insurer, is the first French insurer to cover the test, which uses Epigenomics' colorectal cancer biomarker Septin9 in blood plasma, and will reimburse for the test at up to 50 percent of the cost. French Social Security does not cover Epi proColon 2.0, Berlin-based Epigenomics noted.

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