NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion said today that it has obtained permits and completed regulatory processes required for opening a clinical reference laboratory.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the lab, Aspira Labs, "will offer tests related to gynecologic oncology and women’s health," including its OVA1 ovarian cancer test.

The lab will be led by Herbert Fritsche, formerly clinical chemistry section chief in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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