Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
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 3,700+ 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

Verinata Health's verifi® Prenatal Test Available through the California Prenatal Screening Program
verifi® prenatal test will be available to pregnant women in California.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Illumina Acquires Advanced Liquid Logic
Acquisition a key component in the development of complete sample-to-answer solutions for next-generation sequencing.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
BGI Purchases 128 Illumina HiSeq™ 2000 Sequencing Systems
Acquisition puts Beijing Genomics Institute on path to become world's largest sequencing facility.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Expression Analysis Purchases its First Illumina Genome Analyzer
Illumina's Genome Analyzer sequencing technology will support EA's new plant and animal genomic services.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Scientific News
Promising Class of New Cancer Drugs Cause Memory Loss in Mice
New findings from The Rockefeller University suggest that the original version of BET inhibitors causes molecular changes in mouse neurons, and can lead to memory loss in mice that receive it.
Electrical Control of Cancer Cells
Research led by scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has revealed a new electrical mechanism that can control these switches.
Signature of Microbiomes Linked to Schizophrenia
Studying microbiomes in throat may help identify causes and treatments of brain disorder.
Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer Metastasis
A new Arizona State University research study led by Biodesign Institute executive director Raymond DuBois has identified for the first time the details of how inflammation triggers colon cancer cells to spread to other organs, or metastasize.
Structural Discoveries Could Aid in Better Drug Design
Scientists have uncovered the structural details of how some proteins interact to turn two different signals into a single integrated output.
Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists a way to date fingerprints.
Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies
CHOP genomics expert leads analysis of genetic architecture, with eye on repurposing existing drugs.
Surprising Mechanism Behind Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Uncovered
Now, scientists at TSRI have discovered that the important human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, develops resistance to this drug by “switching on” a previously uncharacterized set of genes.
Tissue Bank Pays Dividends for Brain Cancer Research
Checking what’s in the bank – the Brisbane Breast Bank, that is – has paid dividends for UQ cancer researchers.
Researchers Publish Landmark “Basket Study”
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients’ tumors rather than where their cancer originated.
SELECTBIO

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
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!