San Diego Union Tribune | By Bradley J. Fikes, August 31, 2018

Blood is hard to beat for detecting disease. This liquid tissue circulates throughout the body, picking up chemicals, cell fragments and whole cells. But signs of disease may be exceedingly rare, and reliably picking them out has spawned an industry devoted to the task.

La Jolla’s BioFluidica says it has greatly improved upon existing technology with its own method to find circulating cancer cells. which it is testing in leukemia patients. The goal is to replace invasive and painful bone marrow biopsies for detecting when the cancer reoccurs.