PR Newswire, January 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — BioFluidica, a privately held cancer diagnostics company, has been awarded an SBIR Phase II National Institutes of Health grant of $1.7 million for a clinical trial in support of “Increased sensitivity of minimal residual disease monitoring using peripheral blood in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.”

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common malignant disease in childhood and accounts for approximately 30% of all cancers diagnosed before the age of 18 years. The primary cause of death for ALL patients is disease relapse. Therefore, monitoring for minimal residual disease (MRD) is considered the most powerful predictor of outcome in acute leukemias.

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