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RareCyte announces the first blood-to-result PD-L1 Circulating Tumor Cell Assay

Seattle, WA, February 27, 2020 - RareCyte announces a new liquid biopsy blood test for programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), enabling customers to evaluate PD-L1 expression on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with industry leading sensitivity. PD-L1 is a biomarker that directs checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapy treatment and liquid biopsy offers a noninvasive method to evaluate biomarker expression for treatment selection and patient monitoring in clinical research.


RareCyte Closes $22M Financing for Global Commercialization and Platform Expansion into Tissue Multiplexing

SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2019 - RareCyte, Inc. ("RareCyte" or "the Company") a Life Sciences company creating liquid and tissue biopsy analysis platforms with emphasis on rare cell detection announced today the completion of a $22M financing from new and existing investors. The funding will drive a global sales expansion for its instrument and consumables platform used in research and clinical markets. The $22M investment was led by HealthQuest Capital, with participation from 5AM Ventures and company founder, Ron Seubert.


RareCyte expands liquid biopsy offering with the release of a HER2/ER breast cancer CTC Panel Kit

SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RareCyte announces an addition to the RarePlex® Staining Kit product line, enabling customers to evaluate HER2 and ER expression on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in their own laboratory. HER2 and ER are biomarkers that direct treatment recommendations for invasive breast cancer, and liquid biopsy offers a blood-based method to evaluate biomarker expression for insight into receptor status, response to treatment, and potentially therapy selection in clinical research.


RareCyte launches prostate cancer ARv7 CTC Kit for liquid biopsy analysis

SEATTLE, Oct. 30, 2019 - RareCyte announces the launch of a new RarePlex® Staining Kit, enabling customers to evaluate prostate cancer specific expression of ARv7 on circulating tumor cells (CTC) in their own laboratory. ARv7 is the result of a splice variant of Androgen Receptor (AR), a diagnostic prostate cancer biomarker, and ARv7 is associated with resistance to second generation therapies. Liquid biopsy offers a blood-based method for researchers to evaluate CTC biomarker expression and gain insight into tumor status without an invasive biopsy.


New RarePlex® Developer Kits for CTC characterization provide researchers flexibility in independent CTC assay development

SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2019 - RareCyte® announces the launch of the of RarePlex® Developer Kits that uniquely enable customers to add their own biomarkers to RareCyte circulating tumor cell (CTC) assays in their own lab. Kyla Teplitz, Sr. Product Manager said, "The understanding of cancer heterogeneity and evolution is a rapidly evolving field, and it is important that our customers have the tools that allow them to keep pace. We are excited to launch our Developer platform to enable our customers to create their own CTC assays while leveraging RareCyte's robust liquid biopsy platform."



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