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Many diagnostic firms saw gains in their stock prices last month as Invitae and NantHealth also saw healthy increases.

Data being presented at the upcoming AACR meeting show that Guardant's liquid biopsy test provided more accurate and rapid mutation detection than tissue genotyping.

Abbott CEO Miles White is bullish on the firm's Alinity systems, while Quest and LabCorp see acquisitions as the likely result of further PAMA-related cuts.

Excluding IPOs, the funding environment for private venture-backed financing Dx deals in the US and Europe was remarkably similar in 2018 to 2017, according to Silicon Valley Bank.

Plans are in place for a Guardant360-based assay to predict response to AsztraZeneca's Tagrisso and for a blood-based TMB test using the larger GuardantOmni panel.

At the conference, researchers presented data from a number of studies using molecular diagnostic tools to better characterize breast cancer recurrence and treatment outcomes.

At the Business in Personalized Medicine Summit last week, the company also said it has generated promising data from a pilot study for early detection of lung cancer.

Walgreens, Laboratory Corporation of America, and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) this week announced plans to open nine new LabCorp patient centers within Walgreens stores in the greater Riverside, California area.

Following recent publications and anticipating the readout from its NILE study next year, the company plans to make the case that its liquid biopsy approach performs as well as tissue tests.

The company reported revenues of $21.7 million compared to $11.1 million in the year-ago quarter, overshooting analysts' expectations of $17.5 million.

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