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The firms anticipate discovering and validating a biomarker signature, or signatures, for earlier detection of pulmonary hypertension and its subtypes.

Though the test is already commercially available, the firm met with the FDA last year to discuss plans for a randomized controlled trial to support regulatory approval.

The Dip.io technology uses a smartphone's camera to capture high-quality images of a patient's urinalysis results and immediately send it off for clinical diagnosis.

On a conference call, the firm's CEO said that it and other industry players are pushing to postpone implementation of PAMA to no earlier than July 1, 2018. 

Geneticure has raised around $1.1 million to fund the study, which may very well be the largest prospective RCT for personalization of high blood pressure treatment.