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The company was able to increase its total revenue and test revenues despite accessioning fewer samples and fewer billable samples during the quarter.

Investigators reported on detection rates for cancers and precancers in a group of 350 individuals presenting for standard of care colonoscopy.

The team will use the five-year funding to develop a liquid biopsy-based assay to select and prioritize liver cancer patients who need a liver transplant.

The team has begun analyzing additional analytes in HER2-positive breast cancer patients and will present preliminary results at AACR's annual meeting in May.  

As part of the placement, the Singapore-based firm has issued almost 17.9 million new ordinary shares at an issue price of $.175 per share. 

Through a startup called FCS Technology, the team is hoping to market the platform for cancer research and, eventually, clinical diagnostic applications. 

Angle's Parsortix yielded lower white blood cell backgrounds in samples, but Biolidics' ClearCell detected melanoma CTCs in additional samples that Parsortix missed. 

The team plans to develop an assay that integrates circulating tumor cells and DNA to eliminate the need for repeated imaging surveillance in stage III melanoma patients. 

Kindstar has also agreed to purchase Genesis systems for use by its scientists to monitor circulating tumor cells and for single-cell research.

More groups are now using CTC capture methods alongside circulating tumor DNA tools to distinguish themselves from the crowded ctDNA detection space.

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