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Research presented at ACMG by Invitae suggests that clinically actionable variants in cancer patients are missed by germline testing that is not done with expanded panels.

The test will be used to identify men with metastatic, castrate-resistant prostate cancer and germline BRCA mutations who are enrolled in a study for olaparib.

Clinical researchers at AACR discussed a wide range of approaches focusing on several different potential use-cases in the detection or assessment of early cancers.

The company is seeking NY State approval for its lab, which would allow it to offer both tests as LDTs, hopefully by the end of this year or early next.

The company can now perform the test on samples from New York residents with advanced prostate cancer to help guide the choice of either hormonal or chemotherapy.

The firm's EpiSwitch test for blood-based diagnosis of prostate cancer will be evaluated as part of the ongoing PROSTAGRAM trial.

With deep learning software running on a supercomputer, Paige.AI is developing pathology technology that learns from large-scale digital image datasets.

The researchers said that their proof-of-concept microfluidic platform is 1,000 times more sensitive than a traditional ELISA.   

The company's revenues in the quarter rose to $221.9 million from $161.0 million in Q4 2017, but it missed the consensus Wall Street estimate of $245.3 million.

Company officials said they expect the firm's growth momentum to continue in 2019, with increased penetration both in the US and in European markets.

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