By Ben Butkus

Spartan Bioscience has completed a validation and proof-of-concept study in Canada showing the ability of its flagship point-of-care DNA testing system to identify patients carrying the CYP2C19*2 mutation at the time of cardiac catheterization and help guide appropriate anti-platelet therapy.

The company expects the study's results to generate additional sales of the platform, called the Spartan RX, among cardiologists in countries recognizing CE Marking, which Spartan obtained late last year.

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