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Roche grabs ‘liquid biopsy’ startup aimed at cancer
San Francisco Business Times

Health care powerhouse Roche bought a startup led by a team of Stanford University oncologists and industry veterans, the company said Monday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. But the deal pushes Roche, the Swiss parent company of South San Francisco’s Genentech Inc., deeper into the world of cell-free DNA technology to detect and monitor cancer or early insights into potential problem pregnancies.