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Debate On Antiplatelet Gene Testing Continues; First Point-Of-Care PMA Filed

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Nanosphere submitted a PMA late last month for the first point-of-care assay that could make genotyping a more feasible routine tool to guide antiplatelet therapy

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