IRVINE, Calif., April 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Oncocyte Corporation (Nasdaq: OCX), a precision diagnostics company, today announced a reduction in force involving approximately 20% of its workforce, which management believes will extend Oncocyte’s cash runway in 2024.
“As part of our efforts to bring our cost structure in line with our kitted product strategy and to optimize our operational efficiency, we reduced our team by approximately 20%,” said Joshua Riggs, CEO. “Those impacted have always put patients first in everything they do. We are grateful for their dedication and service to the clinical community.”
Oncocyte is a precision diagnostics company. Oncocyte’s tests are designed to help provide clarity and confidence to physicians and their patients. DetermaIO™ is a gene expression test that assesses the tumor microenvironment to predict response to immunotherapies. VitaGraft™ is a blood-based solid organ transplantation monitoring test, and pipeline test DetermaCNI™ is blood-based monitoring tool for monitoring therapeutic efficacy.
DetermaIO™, DetermaCNI™, and VitaGraft™ are trademarks of Oncocyte Corporation
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