Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Genotyping & Gene Expression
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Caris Life Sciences Selects Illumina’s MiSeq® System

Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration enhances breadth and depth of therapeutic information to help oncologists better personalize cancer treatment.

Illumina, Inc. has announced that Caris Life Sciences has selected its MiSeq sequencing system to support Caris' evidence-based molecular profiling service.

The MiSeq system will be deployed to enable rapid, simultaneous analysis of multiple genes from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissues using Illumina's amplicon-based assay.

Caris Life Sciences' molecular profiling service offers comprehensive tumor biomarker analyses coupled with an extensive clinical literature review, which matches potential therapies to patient-specific biomarker information.

Using a wide array of the most clinically relevant technologies available, this service continually evolves with the emerging science to help oncologists personalize care for cancer patients.

The addition of next-generation sequencing to Caris' molecular profiling service represents the next step in the natural evolution of this cutting-edge offering.

"We are pleased to be the selected sequencing platform for Caris Life Sciences, an unmatched leader in tumor profiling, whose molecular profiling service has been ordered for more than 40,000 patients to date," said Matt Posard, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina's Translational and Consumer Genomics business.

Posard continued, "This collaboration is an excellent example of applying next-generation sequencing with the goal of improving patient outcomes."

Caris Life Sciences is one of the few entities to offer next-generation sequencing commercially in their CLIA-accredited laboratory, and will replace its current sequencing technology with Illumina's MiSeq system.

The addition of next-generation sequencing via the MiSeq complements the variety of highly integrated technology platforms already employed by Caris, including immunohistochemistry (IHC), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Caris' molecular profiling service uses these cutting-edge technologies to comprehensively interrogate the entire cancer biological process - including DNA, RNA, and protein analysis.

"Caris leverages the most clinically relevant technologies and biomarkers to help physicians individualize care. When we choose to add a new technology to our portfolio, we are committed to selecting a best-in-class platform and partner, as evidenced by our selection of Illumina," said Tom Spalding, Senior Vice President, Group Head Oncology and Chief Marketing Officer at Caris Life Sciences.

Spalding continued, "After a thorough evaluation of top NGS platforms, Illumina's data quality, simple workflow, and commitment to a collaborative approach were key to our decision to work with them."


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Illumina Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Premaitha
Patent infringement suit filed in the United Kingdom against Premaitha Health plc for infringement of NIPT patents.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Science for Life Laboratory Joins the Illumina Genome Network
First European Genome Network partner plans large scale population sequencing program.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Illumina to Provide NGS Technologies to Quest Diagnostics
The multi-year licensing agreement is related to the use of Illumina's next-generation sequencing technology for clinical laboratory testing.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Illumina Reports Record Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012
Revenue of $309 million, a 24% increase compared to $250 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Illumina Names Dr. Robert S. Epstein to its Board of Directors
Dr. Epstein has worked in public health and academia before joining the private sector.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Illumina and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Announce Completed Genome for Endangered Tasmanian Devil
Uncovering mutations found in deadly transmissible cancer could help conservation efforts.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Genomic Medicine Institute Adds Seven Additional Illumina Genome Analyzers
Acquisition expands the capacity of GMI’s recently established Asian Genome Center to 10 Illumina sequencing systems.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Illumina Announces Personal Genome Sequencing Service
Company has unveiled a service program to provide high-quality personal genome sequencing for consumers.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Illumina Introduces Three new Research Products to Study Genetic Variations Linked to Cancer Development
The expansion will enable profiling of cancer’s unique gene expression and methylation signatures.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Illumina Sequences the First African Human Genome
Accomplishment marks a significant milestone enabling economical human genome resequencing.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Illumina Collaborates with Clinical Research Institute to Develop Molecular Diagnostics for Complex Diseases
The agreement recognizes Illumina’s technology and development expertise with Mayo Clinic’s utility to establish new diagnostic technologies.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Illumina Genotyping Solutions to Support Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
NIDDK1 IBD Genetics Consortium will utilize the Sentrix® HumanHap300 BeadChips and Infinium™ assay reagents.
Saturday, January 14, 2006
Illumina Advances Genetic Analysis of Cancer
Illumina is launching software tools that enable customers to use Infinium™ SNP genotyping data.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Illumina to Conduct Large-Scale Genotyping Study
Study Designed to Understand Genetic Susceptibility, Mechanisms of Disease Progression, and Cancer Therapy Management.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Parc Team Purchases Illumina Genotyping Solutions
Illumina to provide Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute with reagents and instrumentation.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Scientific News
Poor Survival Rates in Leukemia Linked to Persistent Genetic Mutations
For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.
Marijuana Genome Unraveled
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Growing Hepatitis C in the Lab
Recent discovery allows study of naturally occurring forms of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the lab.
Signature of Microbiomes Linked to Schizophrenia
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorder.
Study Identifies the Off Switch for Biofilm Formation
New discovery could help prevent the formation of infectious bacterial films on hospital equipment.
Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugs.
Fat in the Family?
Study could lead to therapeutics that boost metabolism.
Combo Tool
Joining molecular components expands ability to manipulate genes in specific cell types.
Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein
An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN.
Genes Associated With Improved Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Use of non-invasive liquid biopsies could predict in which patients the cancer could recur following surgery.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!