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Cancer diagnostics using blood samples

A normal blood draw is enough to help your doctor detect and classify suspected or diagnosed cancer at various stages of the disease.

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How does it work?


If you already have a cancer diagnosis, you and your treating physician should agree that iCellate's service Genetic cancer evaluation is right for you.

Regarding the services Inherited cancer risk or Personal cancer screening you don't need to consult a physician.


By way of a blood sample, iCellate detects any potential tumor cells or tumor fragments which are then analyzed in iCellate's lab in Stockholm.


The tumor DNA carries the key to cancer classification and what treatments may be effective.



The results are presented to your physician in a clinical report that includes genetic information and suggestions for new treatment options if available.


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Genetic cancer evaluation

iCellate’s genetic cancer evaluation, using circulating tumor cells (CTC) or circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), provides detailed genetic tumor information which may reveal new targeted treatment options.

Inherited cancer risk

Cancer in the family can cause great and sometimes unnecessary concern. From blood samples, iCellate can analyze the DNA, assess the inherited risk for cancer and suggest actions to take.

Personal cancer screening

Early detection is important for effective cancer treatment. iCellate can, even before symptoms occur, detect the spreading cancer cells through a simple blood test.

What answers can iCellate give?

Genetic cancer evaluation

iCellate’s blood biopsies complements the established methods in general healthcare. These new methods are investigational and not standard in today’s medical care, but too good not to be used.

iCellate offers diagnostic services of the future already today. These services are still evolving and progress should be expected on an ongoing basis.

Inherited cancer risk

Cancer originates from gene mutations in cells. Exposures or habits such as smoking or poor eating habits are well-known risk factors. Mutations may also be inherited, then it is called hereditary cancer.

Of all cancer diagnoses, about 5-10% have a hereditary component. The risk of developing cancer may be reduced if you take action in time.

If several people in your family have had cancer, especially at an early age, you should investigate your risk level through our Inherited cancer test.

Personal cancer screening

If cancer is detected early, it is much more likely to be cured. Therefore, it is important that the cancer care of the future adopts methods for early detection.

The number of cancer diagnoses is increasing every year. According to the World Health Organization, 70% more people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2030 compared to today.

iCellate's unique method of testing for circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood is a generic solution for detecting most cancers early. This has been demonstrated in two recent screening studies that can be read here.

Notable awards and grants

R&D collaboration

Roche financed the development of the first prototypes leading to the instrument IsoPic™ and contributed to R&D know-how in the early phases.

R&D collaboration

iCellate entered strategic partnerships with some key affiliates, leading to new discoveries in cell detection automation.

Guide treatment

The AFA grant resulted in a more robust way to handle CTCs while keeping DNA intact and novel techniques to extract and amplify DNA from a single cell.


iCellate was awarded the ”Vinn verifiering” by Vinnova that resulted in early verification of the CTC isolation technique.