Asuragen: Cutting pancreatic surgeries

Patients with pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis present with similar symptoms, and are often given ultrasound tests to confirm the presence or absence of lesions. About 15% of these tests are inconclusive, and as a result patients often undergo partial or full pancreatectomies, about 10% of which are unnecessary.

Asuragen Inc. hopes its minimally invasive miRNA diagnostic will change that, reducing the number of highly invasive procedures.

While Asuragen initially will target the 15% of inconclusive cases, CEO Matt

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