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The firm is working on harnessing its ability to assess fetal fraction to develop new methods to predict fetal aneuploidy risks and pregnancy complications.

The firm recognized $63.1 million in revenues and processed 162,807 tests in the second quarter 2018.

Protein platforms revenues grew 21 percent, while biotechnology revenues were up 18 percent, and diagnostic revenues increased 2 percent.

Exosome markets a urine-based test called ExoDx Prostate (IntelliScore) to help determine whether patients with ambiguous PSA tests needs a prostate biopsy.

The firm will work with the FDA to speed the approval process for its liquid biopsy assay, Elio, which analyzes SNVs, amplifications, rearrangements, and MSI.

The firm said it will offer 4.5 million shares of its common stock at $20 per share. It expects to close its follow-on public offering on July 16.

The molecular diagnostics company previously raised $180 million in its 2015 initial public offering.

The company outlined its plans to launch a kidney transplant rejection test that is based on cell-free DNA in 2019 and described its progress in breast cancer research.

Bio-Techne will pay $250 million in cash, as well as up to an additional $325 million contingent on the achievement of certain milestones.

The China FDA has approved Vela's cell-free DNA extraction kit, which can be coupled with RT-PCR or NGS workflows for further analysis.

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