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The company has overcome one major hurdle and is poised to clear another in the first half of this year, clearing the way for new test development.

The firm said its revenues for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2019 were $62.9 million compared to $32.9 million in the same quarter of 2018.

LabCorp will be the exclusive provider of the test, which uses next-generation sequencing to look for actionable mutations cell-free DNA in NSCLC patients.

The funding comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which previously provided the company with $500,000 for the test's initial development.

Foundation Medicine's liquid biopsy test will be used in the third stage of SCRUM-Japan, which focuses on advanced cancer patientsin Japan and other Asian countries.

The company announced during its Q4 earnings call that it had acquired Paradigm Diagnostics and Viomics to fill out its expertise in cancer diagnostics.

The firm reported that test volumes for its Cologuard colorectal cancer screening test rose 63 percent year over year.

Natera's Signatera test will be used to select and monitor eligible patients with KRAS-mutant tumors who have molecular residual disease after surgery.

The firm said that in fiscal Q2, its China businesses continued to achieve greater than 20 percent growth, but its European business growth was soft year over year.

Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto released its final local coverage decision last year, and WPSIC has now aligned its coverage.

The firm presented the results of an internal validation study earlier this month at a conference, which applied the amplicon-based tool in hematological cancers. 

The findings should spur cancer centers to review testing rates and address barriers, said experts from Hackensack University, Cota Healthcare, and Guardant Health. 

Natera alleged that certain cell-free DNA-based oncology products sold by Archer Dx infringe its US Patent 10,538,814, which was issued earlier this month.

Formerly called OncoCell MDx, the Royal Oak, Michigan-based firm aims to complete a validation study for the prostate cancer risk assay within the next two months.

The Stockholm-based company said it will use the funds to develop its metabolism-based liquid biopsy platform.

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

The group aims to develop a transcriptomic and epigenetic biomarker assay for early detection and relapse monitoring in colorectal cancer patients. 

The diagnostic firms were the final companies in the coverage universe of 360Dx to present at the annual conference.

Natera discussed its cancer and transplant rejection testing businesses, while Exact Sciences explained how it will benefit from its Genomic Health acquisition.

Abbott highlighted its next-generation Alinity platforms, and Caris discussed its plans to provide precision oncology services.

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