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The firm expects to receive a CE mark later this year for its RT-qPCR breast cancer recurrence assay, which characterizes epithelial CTCs by detecting cytokeratin-19 expression.

The companies are joining BioView's Duet imaging system with Ruby Nanomed's Rubychip microfluidic device for circulating tumor cell isolation.

A meta-analysis showed that early circulating tumor cell dynamics were associated with overall survival using Menarini Silicon Biosystems' CellSearch assay.

Epic will access the center's liquid biopsy samples and expand its platform to in-depth characterization of cell-free fractions and circulating tumor cells.

The company highlighted efforts to expand the use of its tests in the analysis of cerebrospinal fluid, an area in which research collaborations have begun to yield some data.

The startup aims to combine its microfluidic platform with a circulating tumor DNA-based assay offered by a potential partner and launch the test by 2022.

The companies said their partnership will allow pharmaceutical partners to measure both ctDNA and CTC biomarkers from a single blood draw when conducting drug trials.

The unbiased method minimizes tearing of cells and inserts circulating tumor cells and leukocytes into a custom cell culture medium for later downstream analysis.

The submission data highlights Parsortix's ability to harvest circulating tumor cells from metastatic breast cancer patient blood samples for downstream analysis. 

Epic may also develop a liquid biopsy test combining the chromosomal instability biomarker with other markers to predict prostate cancer treatment response.

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