NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK-based point of care diagnostics firm EKF Diagnostics Holdings today announced it has formed a new firm to focus on molecular and companion diagnostics.

To support the creation of the new subsidiary called EKF Molecular Diagnostics, EKF also said that it has acquired cancer diagnostics company 360 Genomics for up to £9.6 million ($14.5 million).

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