Start-up with UNC ties secures $2.9M to develop blood test for cancer

Updated: Dec 9, 2017

A start-up company co-founded by UNC Lineberger researcher Andrew Wang, MD, has raised $2.9 million to commercialize a test designed to capture cancer cells circulating in the blood.


January 5, 2017


Andrew Wang, MD, is a UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology.








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A start-up company co-founded by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher has raised its first private investment to commercialize a test designed to detect and capture tumor cells (circulating tumor cells, or CTCs) in the blood.



Andrew Wang, MD, a UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology, co-founded Capio Biosciences, Inc., to develop the test in collaboration with Seungpyo Hong, PhD, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more...


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