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NEW YORK – Lucid Diagnostics, a PAVmed subsidiary, said Thursday that it has received breakthrough device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration for a test to detect esophageal dysplasia and potential cancer risk.

Called the EsoGuard Esophageal DNA Test, the assay is meant to be performed on esophageal samples collected using the firm's EsoCheck Cell Collection Device in a well-defined group of patients at elevated risk for esophageal dysplasia due to chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

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