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Payers Continue to Increase Coverage of Liquid Biopsies

SINCE THE FIRST BLOOD-BASED, circulating-tumor DNA (ctDNA) sequencing test for cancer became available in 2014, federal and private payer coverage of these so-called “liquid biopsy” tests has increased substantially. Now, clinical laboratory and pathology directors can expect additional coverage …

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NeoGenomics Acquires Inivata to Access Liquid Biopsy Technology

SOME BELIEVE THAT LIQUID BIOPSY TECHNOLOGY has the potential to develop into a Holy Grail of cancer diagnostics. Yet progress in this field has been slow. Now a recent lab acquisition may accelerate the development of clinically-useful liquid biopsies. There is keen interest in how to achieve the …

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PacBio Beefs Up with Purchase of Omniome for $800 Million

FORWARD-LOOKING PATHOLOGISTS AND LAB ADMINISTRATORS understand that the next big game in medical laboratory testing will be assays built upon genome sequencing. They also know that several companies are racing to produce gene sequencing instruments that are faster, simpler, and less costly in order t…

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