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

The IMCB-A!maginostic Joint Lab of Excellence will provide AI- and machine learning-based solutions to support computational digital and multiplex pathology.

The company released data showing that its panel detects early-stage liver cancer with 71 percent sensitivity compared to 25 percent for the standard test.

The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.

The partners said that the first project will focus on the discovery of breath biomarkers for chronic liver diseases and liver-related cancers. 

The researchers said the test performed well in distinguishing patients with or without complications and proved itself better than frequently used clinical variables.

The researchers aimed to develop a test that could help clinicians determine whether a patient would respond to therapy, before the onset of treatment.

Financial analysts seemed convinced of the long-term advantages of the deal but noted that investors may remain skeptical in the near term.

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