NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Guardant Health said yesterday that it has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals subsidiary Oncotest-Teva to make Guardant Health's Guardant360 available to patients with advanced cancer in Israel.

One of the first commercially available laboratory-developed liquid biopsy tests in the US, Guardant360 detects and analyzes DNA fragments shed from solid tumors into the blood of patients with advanced cancers, including all four major classes of somatic genomic alterations.

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