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The test measures levels of seven autoantibodies to tumor-associated antigens and is designed to detect all forms of lung cancer at any stage.
Within the "Big Three" conditions, misdiagnoses related to stroke, sepsis, and lung cancer accounted for the most high-severity diagnostic error cases.
Under the agreement, Biodesix will use the Thermo Fisher Ion Torrent Oncomine Pan-Cancer Cell-Free Assay to generate data to apply for FDA premarket approval.
The deal, which is initially for five years, also covers the Eurasian Customs Union, with an option for other countries in the area.
The test measures levels of seven auto-antibodies to tumor-associated antigens, and is designed to detect all forms of lung cancer at any stage.
The study said that a revision of USPSTF's guidelines would lead to more equitable lung cancer screening for African American smokers at high risk for the disease.
The firm said it needs more time to ensure that the DetermaVu assay is providing the most consistent and sensitive results for patients.
Almac said that the assay will be used in a clinical study of repotrectinib (TPX-0005), an investigational, next-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor.
The company said adopters are ordering tests in areas of great interest, like CTC and blood biomarker monitoring, despite a lack of reimbursement.
Shares jumped nearly 90 percent today after the firm said this morning that it has commercially launched its Target Selector NGS Lung Panel assay.