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The year saw the launch of high-profile platforms as well as efforts by a number of parties to streamline mass spec technologies for the clinic.

The company is confident about bringing the test to market despite potential future competition and views it as an easy fit for its existing sales channels.

The deal gives Biodesix an additional test in the lung cancer space, Indi's XL2, which helps to classify lung nodules identified by imaging scans as benign or malignant.

According to a study author, the findings indicate the test could be useful for assessing indeterminate lung lesions, but clinical utility data is still needed.

ioMérieux this week released consolidated financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, confirming the earnings it reported in January.

Enthusiasm for dried blood spot samples is building among clinical proteomic researchers and companies, but recent work suggests technical hurdles remain.

They acknowledge that while the technical hurdles of proteomic test development have become manageable, commercialization is still a major challenge.

With Medicare coverage for the test in place, the company is hoping it will surpass the limited commercial success of its initial Xpresys Lung offering.

Both published last month, the studies looked at, respectively, early-stage discovery of lung cancer markers and development of a clinical test for the disease.

The Medicare contractor is proposing to not cover Vectra DA, but to extend coverage for Prolaris, Xpresys, and DecisionDx-UM under specific circumstances.

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