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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A proof-of-principle study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that circulating, cell-free DNA can serve as an effective blood-based marker for monitoring metastatic breast cancer in women undergoing treatment for the di

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Singapore cancer diagnostics firm Clearbridge BioMedics announced on Wednesday the closing of a Series B financing round, bringing in S$9.0 million (US$7.2 million).

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Uppsala BIO today announced an agreement with Roche to support a project aimed at developing a new technology for detecting circulating tumor cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today said that it has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health to develop a lung cancer assay.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Veridex announced this week a deal with Laboratory Corporation of America to make its CellSearch circulating tumor cell test available in China.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – UK firm ProKyma today announced a £482,000 ($783,211) grant from the National Institute for Health Research to further develop its technology to detect circulating tumor cells.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund, a Washington State agency that supports innovative research and development projects, has awarded $1 million to fund several new research projects, including efforts to develop new molecular and other diagnostic technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Chinese regulators approved Veridex's CellSearch circulating tumor test for aiding in the diagnosis of women with metastatic breast cancer, Veridex announced on Wednesday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Epic Sciences today announced it has completed its Series B financing round raising $13 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluxion Biosciences said today it has registered its South San Francisco, Calif., facility as a medical device facility with the US Food and Drug Administration.

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