Clinical diagnostics startup Euclid Diagnostics has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute to support the development of a diagnostic test to detect prostate cancer from urine DNA.

More specifically, the company seeks to develop a secondary prostate cancer diagnostic test that can be performed on men with elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen in order to identify patients in need of prostate biopsies, according to a recently published grant abstract.

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