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Mere weeks after the 2019-nCoV sequence was released, firms, agencies, and research groups have already created PCR-based tests.

Formerly called OncoCell MDx, the Royal Oak, Michigan-based firm aims to complete a validation study for the prostate cancer risk assay within the next two months.

The company has developed a proof-of-concept single-pore sensor that it anticipates integrating into a prototype testing platform this year.  

The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based firm is part of a growing biotech ecosystem in the region, which has particular expertise in transplant medicine.