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GATC Biotech GatcLiquid Testing Services

GATC Biotech has launched its GatcLiquid testing services: OncoExome, OncoPanel, and OncoTarget. The three tests allow for highly sensitive detection of genomic alteration in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) to capture the entire heterogeneity of cancer. They provide clinical researchers the opportunity to interrogate a whole range of tumor-related mutations that help characterize a patient's cancer from a simple blood sample, the company said. 

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