By Doug Macron

Exiqon last week announced that it intends to shut down Oncotech, its Tustin, Calif.-based clinical laboratory improvement amendments-certified lab, after reimbursement problems stymied the company's efforts to sell the unit.

Despite the setback, the Danish company remains on track with its strategy of marketing its microRNA-based diagnostics in collaboration with partners, and expects to announce a deal before the end of the year, a company official said.

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