With 9K Tests Ordered, Foundation Medicine Highlights Utility in Patient Care and Drug Trials | GenomeWeb

Foundation Medicine said this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco that it received orders for 9,000 of its FoundationOne next-generation sequencing cancer tests in 2013.

The company targets its test to both oncologists to help guide treatment of patients and also to pharmaceutical companies. During a presentation at the conference, CEO Michael Pellini highlighted the test's benefits to both groups and gave an overview of how the company plans to move forward in 2014 and the years ahead.

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