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The "EV Click Chip" process involves collecting and purifying extracellular vesicles from a blood sample before performing RT-ddPCR to identify up to 10 early-stage HCC biomarkers.

The overall revenue decrease was buoyed by 19 percent year-over-year growth in Life Science segment revenues due to strong PCR-related sales.

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The triplex assay can be used on the firm's QX200 or QXDx Droplet Digital PCR systems to process 93 patient samples per run.

The panel's developers at UPenn hope to validate and commercialize a non-invasive assay through a startup called Chip Diagnostics.

Droplet digital PCR tests for SARS-CoV-2 can potentially detect the very low viral loads seen in asymptomatic and convalescent cases.

The technology uses single-cell droplet digital PCR to analyze maternal blood cell populations that have been enriched for fetal cells by MACS.

Having raised $1.5 million in funding since announcing the project at a 2017 AACR meeting, the group anticipates completing the first phase of the project by Q2 2020.  

On Monday Qiagen reiterated its preliminary 2019 earnings figures and addressed an investor's wrath, while Guardant Health highlighted its cancer testing plans.

The firm saw modest growth across both of its business segments and double-digit growth in its droplet digital PCR product line.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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