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Liquid Biopsy

News and reporting on cell-free DNA testing.

The company recently presented results from its Aurora assay for multi-cancer screening and plans to launch a $100 test for the US and Chinese markets.

OncoCyte will cease further development of a liquid biopsy test that used an immune system interrogation approach to clarify whether patients’ lung nodules are benign.

Lexent's technology integrates low-pass whole-genome sequencing, fragmentomics, and DNA methylation to detect early stage disease.

The firm initially plans to apply the method, which measures the size of specific macrophages in blood, to predict lung cancer immunotherapy response.

The companies are developing a lung cancer liquid biopsy assay that will run on desktop sequencers, with plans to apply for regulatory clearance in China.